What is a .HTM File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .htm extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .htm file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .HTM file?

The .HTM file extension is from Hypertext Markup Language File. The format of this file is text, and it is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .htm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .HTM file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .HTM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .HTM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .htm file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Adobe ColdFusion Builder and Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HTM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HTM file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .htm file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe ColdFusion Builder software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Adobe ColdFusion Builder.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HTM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Adobe ColdFusion Builder software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .HTM file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .htm file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .HTM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .HTM file?

If you are still unable to open the .HTM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .HTM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .html – Hypertext Markup Language File, .html0 – Book Designer File, .htmlz – Zipped HTML eBook, .htmod – Haxor, .htpasswd – Apache HTACCESS File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .HTM file with the Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Adobe ColdFusion Builder, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Adobe ColdFusion Builder, Microsoft Visual Studio Code programs on Mac and Microsoft Visual Studio Code software on Linux.