STM File Extension

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HTML Server Side Include Format
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What is STM file?

STM is a file extension commonly associated with HTML Server Side Include Format files. Microsoft defined the HTML Server Side Include Format format standard. Files with STM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. STM file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. Adobe Dreamweaver supports STM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe Dreamweaver software, but also about STM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support STM file extension

The following listing features STM-compatible programs. Files with STM 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 STM extension?

Being unable to open files with STM extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to HTML Server Side Include 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 STM files.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Dreamweaver

Problems with opening and working with STM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with STM files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Dreamweaver or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Contribute, Nvu, Microsoft Internet Explorer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support STM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Adobe Dreamweaver installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

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

If the problems with opening STM files still occur even after installing Adobe Dreamweaver, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Dreamweaver is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Adobe Dreamweaver cannot handle files with STM may be that the software is outdated. 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 STM files to Adobe Dreamweaver

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate STM files with latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver you have installed 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 STM 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 Adobe Dreamweaver is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open STM files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with STM extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Adobe Dreamweaver and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with STM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the STM is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the STM file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the STM 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. STM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the STM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 STM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 HTML Server Side Include Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Dreamweaver

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

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 HTML Server Side Include Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle STM files.

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