What is a .SHTM File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .shtm extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .shtm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SHTM file?

The file extension .SHTM stands for HTML Server Side Include File. The format of this file is text, and it is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .shtm file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SHTM file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SHTM file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Internet Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SHTM 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Internet Explorer software that 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 .SHTM file on Mac

To open the .shtm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Safari and Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SHTM 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: 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 Apple Safari software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SHTM file?

If you are still unable to open the .SHTM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SHTM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .shtml – Server Side Include HTML File, .shv – Husqvarna Viking, .shw – Corel, .shw – Chamsys, .shx – Autodesk. 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 .SHTM file with the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and Apple Safari, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.