Mac Hardware forum


What does "web archive" mean?

by TurtleMounder / March 28, 2013 5:25 AM PDT

People often can't seem to open some attachments that I send them from my MacBookPro (OS X, 10.7.5). These would be attachments I've received in Word, for example, but become labelled as "web.archive" documents after I have saved them on my desktop.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: What does "web archive" mean?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: What does "web archive" mean?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Some seem to think you install Safari
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 5:31 AM PDT

Such things may be something created with Safari. Try that!

Collapse -
What sort of things are you saving?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 8:24 AM PDT

What program opens when you try to open one of the saved items on your desktop?

Word is not something that you would be receiving attachments in.

Attachments are normally received via email for which you would probably be using an email client like Mail, Outlook, Entourage, etc.
Note that Word is not one of the choices


Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.