MHT File Extension

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MHTML Web Archive
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What is MHT file?

MHT file extension is used to store a web page archive saved as a MHTML document file (short for MIME HTML). Such file contains HTML data, images, Flash animations, Java applets, and other elements in the form of a single file.

Creation of MHT file

MHT web page archive is generated by Internet Explorer web browser when the option to save WWW page as archive is chosen by the user. In the process of creating the MHT file all relative HTML hyperlinks are mapped to the i r sources. That way not only the HTML code, but also all multimedia data can be contained in the combined file. Absolute hyperlinks remain unchanged in the process of archive creation.

MHT file advantages

MHT archive offers the benefit of storing web page in a single file, which is especially useful if the page references other files stored on the server. Archived web page file alows users to access website offline. A single file archive also facilitates moving website content from one place to another.

Additional information

  1. Contents of MHT file are encoded using MIME encoding.
  2. MHT files are commonly used by internet-based culprits as a basis for malware distribution processes and therefore should be scanned for malicious code before opening them.

Conversion of a MHT file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the MHT extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of MHT file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from MHT extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to MHT file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MHT file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MHT file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MHT file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MHT file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MHT file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MHT file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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