Open MHT files

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Have you encountered a problem with a MHT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MHT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MHT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MHT file?

Files with the extension MHT contain a web page archive. The exact name is MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML Documents. These files contain a saved website including all media and links. The media such as images etc. are coded in the MIME standard and referenced so that they are displayed correctly in a browser. Also the internal links are redirected correctly. To display an MHT file neither further files nor an internet connection are necessary.

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Opera, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and browsers can create and display MHT files. Mozilla Firefox requires an MHT plugin.

Programs which can open a MHT file

How to open file with MHT extension?

In order to open a file with MHT extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MHT file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MHT files, follow the instructions below.
Install Google Chrome or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MHT files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MHT files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MHT files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Google Chrome as the default program for opening MHT files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MHT files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Google Chrome applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Google Chrome has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MHT files

Sometimes problems with opening MHT files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MHT files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MHT files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MHT file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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