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HTACCESS file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .htaccess file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .htaccess file?
  • What program do I need to open a .htaccess file?
  • How can the .htaccess file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .htaccess files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Apache htaccess File

HTACCESS file is an Apache Htaccess File. The Apache HTTP Server is web server software notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
Application: Apache HTTP Server
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HTACCESS aliases:
HTACCESS related links:
HTACCESS related extensions:
Apache htgroup File

Netscape Enterprise Server Authentication Data

Apache HTTP Configuration Data

Apache HTTPS Configuration Data

Other types of files may also use the .htaccess file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .htaccess 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .htaccess file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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