Opening .mht on mac.

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  1. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    I've been looking around online for the past hour for a solid way to open a .mht file on a mac, and I can't find anything. I need to open these files for University homework. Has anybody figured out a way to do it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know exactly what an .MHT file is, but will Opera Web Browser open it?
     
  3. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried that.. and it didn't seem to work.
     
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  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Do you know what kind of file it is suppose to be? I know that extension as a archived web page format. I have add-ons for Firefox tat let me save and open them. Opera can too depending on how it was saved. It's weird for a University to save anything to this file format though unless it's a different type of file.
     
  6. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can you describe to me exactly what you do and what happens when Opera opens it? What version of Opera is it?
     
  9. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    2 simple Google searches found information above & below:

    File Juicer
    Mac OSX Hints

    PS: If you can get the information in .chm format then there a great free application that'll work perfectly on OS X.
     
  10. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I actually tried file juicer earlier today during my search, and it extracts all the files but I can't get it to open in any way that looks normal. There are a bunch of files, and I can't get them to all open together in a logical way the way I imagine they were supposed to be originally. How does it work after the extraction phase?
     
  11. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Just post it up and let someone with Internet Explorer open it and save it in a different format.
     
  12. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There are five such files that I'll need to access throughout the quarter. I guess I could upload them all if someone was willing to convert them into something else. Could I get Internet Explorer for mac?
     
  13. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I got the file to "open" with Firefox using my previously mentioned add-ons. Unfortunately, the page makes use of Internet Explorer conditional comments, making the page unviewable. It looks like the teacher put a PowerPoint presentation onto the page (saved as HTML from PowerPoint). It's very horrible actually. Inform the teacher you don't have IE and need them to distribute the PowerPoint as an actual ppt file. Mac has no IE that will help you.
     
  14. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, there are only five of these files that I'll need for this class throughout the quarter. Would someone be willing to convert them into something I could view if I uploaded them all to yousendit and posted the links? :)
     
  15. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I'd recommend contacting a Windows user friend and have them save it as PDF (if the content is suitable for that). They might have to save off individual screen shots of the PPT though. If the school has a computer lab you can use you could do this yourself as well. I'd probably start with the teacher though as it could save you time.
     
  16. trevor2522 macrumors member

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    Is it possible to bulk-convert all my .mht (MHTML) files into a format easily readable my any Mac?

    Opera is certainly the easiest way of opening .mht in Mac ...

    Opera > Settings > Preferences... > Advanced > Downloads > Disable "Hide file types opened with Opera" > Type "mht" > Select "application/mime, mim,mime,mht,mhtml,mbs". OK.

    Forget unMHT for Firefox: it's total brain damage.
     

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