SHTML File Extension

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Server Side Include HTML Format
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What is SHTML file?

Full format name of files that use SHTML extension is Server Side Include HTML Format. SHTML file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. SHTML file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. The most popular program for handling SHTML files is Adobe Dreamweaver, but users can choose among 12 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 SHTML files or the Adobe Dreamweaver software program.

Programs which support SHTML file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SHTML files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SHTML 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.

How to open file with SHTML extension?

Problems with accessing SHTML may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Server Side Include HTML Format 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 SHTML files.

Step 1. Install Adobe Dreamweaver software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SHTML files is that no program that can handle SHTML files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Dreamweaver or different compatible program, such as Text editor, Web browser, PSPad. 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 SHTML files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SHTML files are not compatible with Adobe Dreamweaver. The latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

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

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SHTML files with latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SHTML file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe Dreamweaver installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SHTML files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SHTML file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SHTML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the SHTML for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SHTML file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the SHTML in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the SHTML is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. SHTML file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic SHTML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 SHTML extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Server Side Include HTML Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Dreamweaver

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SHTML extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Server Side Include HTML Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SHTML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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