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Windows 7: file:// protocol opens html file in Frontpage rather than browser

25 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
file:// protocol opens html file in Frontpage rather than browser

Here's a strange, and rather annoying bug.

I recently installed an upgrade to Cubase (music editing software). In earlier versions, clicking "Help" opened a PDF manual, but now it links to an HTML file on the hard drive (specifically, the link is "file:///C:/Program Files/Steinberg/Cubase 9/help/help-redirect/help-redirect-EN.html"

This SHOULD open a browser window with links to various resources, but instead, the HTML file itself is opened in Microsoft Frontpage code editor. I use FP on occasion to edit some older web pages, so I don't want to just uninstall it. I can't find any default settings that account for this.

In fact, if I double-click on the same html file (in Windows Explorer), it opens in my default browser as it should. Likewise, if I paste this link (with OR without the "file://" prefix) it opens in a browser as it should.

This is an annoyance, rather than a serious problem, as I can always manually open the manual, but being the anal-rententive that I am, it will bug me until I figure it out.

Any ideas?

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25 Apr 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Just right click on the file and choose open with and open every time. HTML may be linked to browser but file could be fp
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25 Apr 2017   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

This is no "Right-click" available. It's a selection in the "Help" menu of the application.

If I go to the trouble of actually locating the file, I don't need to do "Open With", it opens properly with a double-click.
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