XHTM File Extension

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Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
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What is XHTM file?

XHTM filename suffix is mostly used for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document files. XHTM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. XHTM file belongs to the Web Files category just like 190 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Internet Explorer software for managing XHTM files, although 11 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Microsoft Internet Explorer was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and XHTM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support XHTM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support XHTM files. Files with XHTM 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 XHTM extension?

Being unable to open files with XHTM extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XHTM files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Internet Explorer or different compatible program, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Adobe Dreamweaver. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Internet Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate XHTM files with latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the XHTM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed, check the Always use this app to open XHTM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the XHTM is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the XHTM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the XHTM file for viruses or malware

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

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

Did you receive the XHTM 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. It could happen the the download process of file with XHTM 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 Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document file again.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document 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 XHTM files.

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