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Windows 7: Windows Media Player is using .html file as default help


28 Nov 2012   #1

Windows
 
 
Windows Media Player is using .html file as default help

The .html file extension opens with Windows Media Player by default. I've tried to change it to open with Firefox. When I open Firefox, it says it hasn't been my default browser, but when I click 'make this my default browser', the file reverts back to open with Windows Media Player again. Can someone tell me whats going on and what can I do to fix this? I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.

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29 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sonar X, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed htm and html options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations. Afterwards, see if you may be able to set Firefox as the default program with all of it's associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Nov 2012   #3

Windows
 
 

I have done everything correctly and it still won't fix it. The last time I remember my computer acting normal was before I installed Shark007 WMP codecs. I already uninstalled it a while ago and now I'm stuck with this problem.
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29 Nov 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hmm, ok. Did you restart the computer after merging the .reg files?

What you do have listed as the "Current Default" for the .htm and .html file extensions in Default Programs below?

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
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29 Nov 2012   #5

Windows
 
 

Windows Media Player. I also see that FireFox has the Windows Media Player icon in default programs


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29 Nov 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Odd. You might uninstall/reinstall Firefox in case it may be corrupted.
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30 Nov 2012   #7

Windows
 
 

Well, I uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox and it still hasn't fix anything.
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30 Nov 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have a restore point available that is dated before this happened, you could do a system restore to hopefully fix it.
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30 Nov 2012   #9

Windows
 
 

Well, I guess I need to use my Windows disc to fix it because I don't have a restore point from before that happened.
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30 Nov 2012   #10

Windows
 
 

Just before I had given up and decided to use the disc, I've found a useful REGISTRY fix that someone mentioned in a Mozilla post. I had to erase the Firefox registry folder and let Firefox rebuild it back up again.
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So I've seen that Window Media Player was in there, but deleting the FirefoxHTML folder solved my problem.


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