WEBARCHIVE file format description

Many people share .webarchive files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .webarchive file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .webarchive files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.webarchive - Safari Web Archive

The WEBARCHIVE data files are related to Safari. WEBARCHIVE file is a Safari Web Archive. Safari is a popular web browser developed by Apple originally for Mac OS X and later ported to Windows.

Data files
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Safari Web Archive related extensions:
Safari Page Load Test Suite
Safari History Index
Safari Web Bookmark Data
Safari Web History Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .webarchive file extension. Even harmful programs can create .webarchive files. Be especially cautious with .webarchive files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .webarchive 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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