How to Extract MHT

By Tammy Clevenger

A file with the MHT file extension is an MHTML Web archive format file. The MHT, or MHTML, format is used by Microsoft for saving Web pages from within Microsoft Office Word or Internet Explorer. An MHTML file is saved with a corresponding folder, named the same name as the MHTML index file, with “_files” appended to the name. The folder includes resources that are displayed and interpreted in the index HTML page, such as images and script files. You can extract MHT elements by copying the resources from the corresponding folder.

Step 1

Open a Web page in Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click the “File” option and then click “Save.” Type a name for the Web page file into the “File Name” input box. Click the "Location" folder icon and navigate to a location where the file will be saved. Click the “Save” button. The Web page is saved as an MHT file with a corresponding resources folder.

Step 3

Right-click on the Windows “Start” button and then click “Open Windows Explorer.” The file navigator opens.

Step 4

Navigate to and click on the folder named the same name, with the “_files” addition” for the file you just saved in Internet Explorer. For example, if you named the file “WebPage,” find the corresponding folder “WebPage_files.”

Step 5

Double-click on the first image file, named “image001.jpg” (or similar). The image opens in the default Windows image viewer. Click through the images to view each one and determine which images to copy.

Step 6

Right-click on the selected image to copy and then click “Copy” from the context menu.

Step 7

Navigate to a new location for the file, such as the desktop.

Step 8

Right-click in the new location and then click “Paste” from the context menu. The image is extracted out of the MHT resource folder.

Step 9

Right-click on the image and click “Rename.” Type a new name into the highlighted text area to rename the file.