Open SHTML files

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    HTML Server Side Include Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a SHTML 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 SHTML file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SHTML file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SHTML file?

With the file extension SHTML, HTML files are marked with server side includes (SSI). These are special html files that contain the instructions (script commands) that the web server should execute before the finished page is sent to the client, ie browser.

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The instructions usually beginning with '<! -' are ignored by most servers on files ending in htm or html. A typical application is the integration of date and time. Alternative endings are shtm and sht.

SHTML files can be opened like html files in any text editor and web page editor, but they can only be used by SSI capable servers, for example Apache or Microsoft IIS.

Programs which can open a SHTML file

How to open file with SHTML extension?

In order to open a file with SHTML extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SHTML 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 SHTML files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Dreamweaver or other program from the list

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

Set Adobe Dreamweaver as the default program for opening SHTML 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 SHTML 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 Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SHTML files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • SHTML 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 SHTML files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SHTML 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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