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Windows 7: Change default program for .html


06 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Please elaborate on what you mean by "it didn't work." Exactly how did you proceed?


The REG_SZ string as it appears in my Registry reads as follows (I did a direct copy/paste from regedit):

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1"

You should change this as follows:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -profile "full path to your profile here" -url "%1"

for example, if your profile is in C:\Users\Me\Some\Path, the string would read:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -profile "C:\Users\Me\Some\Path" -url "%1"





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06 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I've attached the errors I get when I click a .url file. I was actually working with FirefoxURL. THe path to the profile is fine, I use it in shortcuts now.


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07 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Could you show me the exact string you put into your Registry for the FirefoxHTML-etc. key?
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07 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 7\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -profile "C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ya51kf7t.default" -url "%1"
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08 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

OK, the registry key is perfect. That's not the problem. Somehow Firefox just won't load your profile using this method; I don't know why - perhaps you can ask on Mozilla's forums and get an answer there.

There is another option according to this page:
Quote:
Command - Result - Example

profile "<path>" - Starts with profile located at the given path - firefox.exe -profile "E:\myprofile"

P "<profile name>"
- Starts with a given profile name (case sensitive) - firefox.exe -P "Joel User"
Try using the -P option instead of -profile. Does that work?

I wonder what the -requestPending and -osint switches do, I can't find any info about them. Perhaps they conflict somehow.
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08 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I gave up and made the files open in IE instead. Thanks for your help anyway.
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22 May 2014   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
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I realize this is a ridiculously old thread, but I did a decent amount of searching on two different occasions and this is the only place I could find that mentioned the specific issue I was dealing with.

Now that I finally determined a solution, I figured I would post it here for anyone else who finds this thread:

All I had to do was change the order of the profiles as listed in the profiles.ini...

So you navigate to:

C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox


And there should be a "profiles.ini"

Just open that in Notepad and swap the info of the current profile that opens HTML files with the info of the profile that you want.

Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/lkweHj43.default
Default=1

[Profile1]
Name=MyCustomProfile
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/kjwudkfm.MyCustomProfile
With this configuration, the default profile handles HTML files.
Just swap the relevant info and put the profile you want under "[Profile0]" and above "Default=1"...

Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=MyCustomProfile
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/kjwudkfm.MyCustomProfile
Default=1

[Profile1]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/lkweHj43.default
Now "MyCustomProfile" will open HTML files.
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