.MHT File Extension
File TypeMHTML Web Archive
What is an MHT file?
MHTML stands for MIME encapsulation of aggregate HTML documents, or MIME HTML, which can be shortened as MHT. The format is useful for archiving online content on a local machine.
Follow these directions to create an MHTML web archive of a webpage in Chrome:
- Windows - Select in the menu and choose "Webpage, Single File"
- macOS - Select and choose "Webpage, Single File"
NOTE: The content in the MHT file is encoded similarly to HTML email messages, allowing MHT files to be opened as .EML files by simply changing the file extension.
How do I open an MHT file?
You can open MHT files with various web browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, whether you are online or offline. However, MHT files saved in one web browser may appear differently when opened in another web browser since there is no standardized MHTML format utilized among all browsers.
Files with the .mht extension may be utilized by cybercriminals to distribute dangerous malware so you should verify the source you received the MHT file from before opening it.