Files with hta extension are mainly apps written in the dynamic HTML markup language.

There is one other file type using
the HTA file extension!

hta icon.hta - Hemera thumbs image

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Software that open hta file

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HTA file extension - HTML program

What is hta file? How to open hta files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

hta file icon: hta filetype icon

File extension hta associated with applications written in HTML, dynamic HTML, or other script languages supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer. HTA HTML applications were introduced with Internet Explorer version 5. Many features of HTA can be now replaced by JavaScript that is more safer than HTML application.

Internet related file, could be infected by viruses, trojan horses, exploits.

Double-click an hta file and the code therein begins running with the same security/trust level as a user-started EXE or other program. Thus, it certainly qualifies as an executable program file extension.

MIME types:

Updated: June 25, 2020

The default software associated to open hta file:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer is traditionally used as default web browser that comes as part of Microsoft Windows operating system. First released in 1995. Latest version is 11.

Latest Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge.

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Help how to open:

Use text editor or specialised application (Adobe Dreamweaver). Can be opened by Microsoft HTML Application host (part of Microsoft Windows).

How to convert:

You can search the web for some HTA converters or simply copy and paste from browser into any text editor capable to convert HTA tags into its document file format (eg. Microsoft Word).

You can also export print/save webpage into .pdf file using some PDF software solution (Adobe Acrobat, FinePrint etc.).

Find conversions from hta file:

hta to tpl

List of software applications associated to the .hta file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open hta file, edit hta file, convert hta file, view hta file, play hta file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting hta files.

Software that open hta file - HTML program

Programs supporting the exension hta on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open hta file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hta file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer small icon Microsoft Internet Explorer
Other suggested software:
Adobe Dreamweaver small icon Adobe Dreamweaver

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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