MHTM File Extension

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What is MHTM file?

Full format name of files that use MHTM extension is Mime HTML (MHTML). MHTM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. MHTM file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Users are advised to use Microsoft Internet Explorer software for managing MHTM files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Internet Explorer software, but also about MHTM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MHTM file extension

The following listing features MHTM-compatible programs. Files with MHTM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support MHTM file

How to open file with MHTM extension?

Being unable to open files with MHTM extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Mime HTML (MHTML) files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MHTM files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Internet Explorer

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MHTM files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Internet Explorer or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mozilla Firefox, Opera browser) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Internet Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Internet Explorer and update if needed

You still cannot access MHTM files although Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer installed, it may not support MHTM format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Internet Explorer to MHTM files

After installing Microsoft Internet Explorer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MHTM files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MHTM file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MHTM files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MHTM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MHTM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the MHTM is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MHTM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The MHTM may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the MHTM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the MHTM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MHTM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the MHTM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the MHTM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Mime HTML (MHTML) file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Internet Explorer

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MHTM files. Close all running programs and try opening the MHTM file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Mime HTML (MHTML) files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MHTM files affecting older versions of given software.

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