How to open WEBARCHIVE files

Did your computer fail to open a WEBARCHIVE file? We explain what WEBARCHIVE files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a WEBARCHIVE file?

WEBARCHIVE files are Apple Safari WebArchive files, which you can read more about below.

The WEBARCHIVE file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a WEBARCHIVE opener may not be able to open all kinds of WEBARCHIVE files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Apple Safari WebArchive

Files that contain the .webarchive file extension are associated with the Safari Internet browser. The WEBARCHIVE files that are used by this software contain HTML pages that have been saved by the Safari browser for offline viewing.

The Safari Internet browser is used by Mac computers and is similar to the Internet Explorer used by Windows computer users. When a Mac user creates a WEBARCHIVE file using Safari, it allows them to view the web page that is associated with the file even when their computer is not connected to the Internet. However, if the page is dynamic or interactive, the WEBARCHIVE file will only store the basic information, and the user will not be able to access the full features of the web page through the WEBARCHIVE file.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific WEBARCHIVE files

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with WEBARCHIVE-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with WEBARCHIVE-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!