SHTM File Extension

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HTML Server Side Include Format
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What is SHTM file?

SHTM is a file extension commonly associated with HTML Server Side Include Format files. SHTM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. SHTM file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling SHTM files is Adobe Dreamweaver, but users can choose among 14 different programs that support this file format. Adobe Dreamweaver software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about SHTM files or the Adobe Dreamweaver software program.

Programs which support SHTM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SHTM files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SHTM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with SHTM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SHTM files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with SHTM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Dreamweaver

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SHTM files is that no program that can handle SHTM files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Dreamweaver or one to the listed programs: Web browser, Windows Notepad, Microsoft Internet Explorer. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Adobe Dreamweaver installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver

If you already have Adobe Dreamweaver installed on your systems and SHTM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why SHTM files are not compatible with Adobe Dreamweaver. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SHTM files to Adobe Dreamweaver

If you have the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SHTM on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SHTM file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe Dreamweaver is installed, check the Always use this app to open SHTM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SHTM file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Adobe Dreamweaver and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SHTM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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 SHTM file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the SHTM file for viruses or malware

If the SHTM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SHTM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the SHTM file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the SHTM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with SHTM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Adobe Dreamweaver

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with HTML Server Side Include Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SHTM files.

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