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What is MHT/MHTML File Extension?

MHTML, sometimes referred as MHT, stands for MIME HTML is a single file in which entire webpage is archived. When one saves a webpage as MHTML format, this file extension will contain HTML code, images, audio files, flash animation etc.

  • MHTML (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension HTML) file format is also known as web page achive format.
  • Not only is the file contains html code for web page but also all the sub-resources (such as images, Java applets, audio files, Flash animation).
  • Internet Explorer and Opera support this file by default
  • In order to save webpage as MHTML file extension in Mozilla Firefox, users need to install an add-on, named Mozilla Archive Format and another one is UnMHT.
  • To archive a webpage as MHT/MHTML in Chrome browser, you need to enter chrome://flags/ in the URL field. Then scroll down, go to Save as MHTML option and select Enable.

The MHT/MHTML file belongs to the category of Web Files.

The following applications create and open MHT/MHTML files.

  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • ACCESS NetFront
  • GNOME Web
  • Vivaldi
  • MHT viewers
  • multipart/related
  • application/x-mimearchive
  • message/rfc822

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