WEBHISTORY File Extension

WEBHISTORY file icon
Safari Web History Format
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.6 (5 votes)

What is WEBHISTORY file?

Full format name of files that use WEBHISTORY extension is Safari Web History Format. Apple defined the Safari Web History Format format standard. Files with WEBHISTORY extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. WEBHISTORY file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. The software recommended for managing WEBHISTORY files is Safari. Software named Safari was created by Apple, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and WEBHISTORY files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support WEBHISTORY file extension

Programs that can handle WEBHISTORY files are as follows. Files with WEBHISTORY 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 WEBHISTORY file

MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with WEBHISTORY extension?

Being unable to open files with WEBHISTORY extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with WEBHISTORY files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Safari

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports WEBHISTORY files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Safari and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WEBHISTORY 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 Safari website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Safari

If you already have Safari installed on your systems and WEBHISTORY files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why WEBHISTORY files are not compatible with Safari. The latest version of Safari should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WEBHISTORY files to Safari

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WEBHISTORY files with latest version of Safari you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the WEBHISTORY file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Safari installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open WEBHISTORY files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WEBHISTORY extension, select 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with WEBHISTORY extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the WEBHISTORY 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 WEBHISTORY file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the WEBHISTORY file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the WEBHISTORY file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the WEBHISTORY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the WEBHISTORY file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Safari Web History Format file.

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Safari Web History Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WEBHISTORY files.

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