MHTML File Extension

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What is MHTML file?

MHTML filename suffix is mostly used for MIME HTML Format files. MHTML files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. MHTML file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Microsoft Internet Explorer supports MHTML files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 8 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Internet Explorer was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MHTML files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MHTML file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MHTML files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with MHTML extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support MHTML file

How to open file with MHTML extension?

Problems with accessing MHTML may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to MIME HTML Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Internet Explorer

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MHTML files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Internet Explorer or one of the recommended programs (for example, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Word) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MHTML files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Internet Explorer website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Internet Explorer to the latest version

You still cannot access MHTML files although Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer installed, it may not support MHTML format. The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate MIME HTML Format files with Microsoft Internet Explorer

After installing Microsoft Internet Explorer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MHTML files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

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 MHTML file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 MHTML files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MHTML extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MHTML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the MHTML file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MHTML file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MHTML file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the MHTML file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MHTML file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with MHTML extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the MHTML 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. When downloading the file with MHTML extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Internet Explorer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MHTML files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MIME HTML Format file. It may be the case that the MHTML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a MHTML file

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