Open html file

html file icon Did your computer fail to open html file? We explain what html files are and recommend software that we know can open your html files.

What is html file?

Files with html file extension are web pages and documents written in the most common scripting language for internet - the Hypertext Markup Language.

html file description

The html file extension is mainly related to the Hypertext Markup Language that provides means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. It is the main language for writing web pages.

HTML formats texts, tables, images, and other content that will be displayed on the page that can be viewed using any web browser.

Since 1996, the HTML specifications have been maintained, with input from commercial software vendors, by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). However, in 2000, HTML also became an international standard (ISO/IEC 15445:2000). The latest milestone is HTML5, still improved until full specification scheduled for 2014.

On DOS-based computers, which can not understand extension with more than 3 character the htm file extension is used instead.

Software that will open html file


A default web browser integrated to Apple Mac OS X

Microsoft Edge

The faster, safer browser designed for Windows 10

Google Chrome

A popular Internet browser from Google

Sublime Text

A sophisticated source code editor for programmers

Adobe Dreamweaver

Industry-leading web authoring and editing software from Adobe


A freeware code editor for Windows

Firefox for Linux

Firefox for Linux is popular free web browser


A popular free web browser from Mozilla

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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Every software listed in our database is verified and ve provide link to the developer or to the software own website, which should hopefuly be enough for you to download the most recent version of the program.