What is a .WEBARCHIVE File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .webarchive 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 .webarchive file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .WEBARCHIVE file?

The .WEBARCHIVE file extension is Safari Web Archive. This file extension was developed by Apple. The file is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .webarchive file on 1 platform.

How to open a .WEBARCHIVE file?

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

How to open a .WEBARCHIVE file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the iCab software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple Safari, iCab, Cruz and Apple TextEdit software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .WEBARCHIVE 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 iCab software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .WEBARCHIVE file?

If you cannot open the .WEBARCHIVE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .WEBARCHIVE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .webarchivexml – Google, .webbookmark – Apple, .webdoc – Box.net, .webhistory – Apple, .webloc – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WEBARCHIVE file with the iCab, Apple Safari, Cruz, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.