HTPASSWD file format description
Many people share .htpasswd files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .htpasswd file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .htpasswd files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.htpasswd - Apache Password File
The HTPASSWD data files are related to Apache. HTPASSWD file is a Apache Password File. The Apache HTTP Server is a web server application notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .htpasswd file extension. Even harmful programs can create .htpasswd files. Be especially cautious with .htpasswd files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .htpasswd file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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