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Windows 7: I can't open html file in IE

29 Nov 2010   #1
unicorn76

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I can't open html file in IE

I have new computer, widow 7 64bit, IE 8.

I have lots of html files (index.html) but I can't open them in IE, which is my default internet browser. I have to right click it and select open with and choose either Firefox or Google chrome. Why?


I can open any web site in IE, it is just the html files!

Please help
Thank you


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29 Nov 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You need to fix the default file association for html file extension. Heres a tut, if you scroll down you'll find the downloads for .htm and .html.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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29 Nov 2010   #3
unicorn76

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I did exactly what it said but still it is not working, whe I double click the index file Ie opens but it say Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.
If I click 'Daignose Connection Problem', it says it cannot find 'file:///Z:/ ....

What a pain!
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29 Nov 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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29 Nov 2010   #5
unicorn76

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Tryed, but it didn't work (I haven't restart my computer though and I haven't tried the reset winsock yet)!

Starting to give up
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29 Nov 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Ok, what are these index.html files you are having trouble with? Where did they come from? Give a bit of background.
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29 Nov 2010   #7
unicorn76

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Double clicking them, they open our own training videos. Personally I just create animation to use for the videos.

But i have just notice if I save a web page as html document on the desktop and than try to open in IE, it does work, but if I save it in my Network location (Z it doesn't work. If I save it on the E: drive (a shared driver from where I mapped the network drive), it does work. The same thing I did using the index files I was trying to open and it does the same thing.

I hope it is clear I am not sure if i have word it properly.
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29 Nov 2010   #8
unicorn76

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

My college, from his computer, can open those files from the network drive!

Any ideas?
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06 Jul 2011   #9
dionme

win7 ulti 32
 
 
Windows 7 64bit

this is a security problem in win 7. set the user account control settings to "never notify"
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