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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mht extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .mht file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MHT file?

The .MHT file extension comes from MHTML Web Archive. The format of this file is text and binary, and it is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .mht file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MHT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .MHT file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Opera software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Kingsoft Writer and Opera software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MHT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Opera software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MHT file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Opera software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Google Chrome and Opera software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MHT 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Opera software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MHT file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mht file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Opera software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Chrome and Opera.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MHT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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

Still cannot open the .MHT file?

If you cannot open the .MHT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MHT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mhtml – MIME HTML File, .mchelp – MadCap Software, .mi4 – NVIDIA, .mic – Microsoft, .mid – MIDI File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MHT file with the Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Kingsoft Writer programs on Windows, Opera, Google Chrome programs on Mac and Opera, Google Chrome software on Linux.