How to Open a WEBARCHIVE File on a PC

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A WEBARCHIVE file is a webpage saved in an archive, similar to a ZIP file, by the Apple Safari browser. These files contain content from a webpage, including images, HTML pages and supporting scripting and code. On a Mac, a file of type WEBARCHIVE may be opened with Apple TextEdit or iCab. You can open a WEBARCHIVE file on a PC too by downloading and installing Apple Safari, which is free. The WEBARCHIVE file will open and display with its original formatting.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a Web browser and navigate to the Safari download page.

  2. 2

    Download and install the Apple Safari browser for PC. Once the program is installed on the PC, an icon appears on the Windows desktop.

  3. 3

    Drag the WEBARCHIVE file onto the Safari icon. The file opens in the Safari browser.

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