Can't view HTML files.

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Sevenor

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Hi all,

Hope some of you experts out there can give me a helping hand on this. I used to be able to view HTML files but today while trying to view one sent to me via Yahoo! Mail, I encountered difficulties. It just refused to run. All I get is just a blank page. Whereas the same HTML file (which I had it transferred to my thumb drive) can be viewed on another pc with no problem at all.


At first, I thought the reason could be becos I didn't not have Macromedia Flash Player installed on my pc. But after checking it under "Add or Remove Programs", I noticed it's installed cos it's listed there.

My pc had Google Toolbar installed and since I read in another thread that ICQ Toolbar was the cause of the same problem. I thought I better had Google Toolbar uninstalled to see if it works for me. But it didn't.

I guess I must have altered the setting somewhere and had resulted this problem. I tried looking into
Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced but to no avail also.

Therefore, I would appreciate very much if any one of you could kindly offer your advice.

Thank you in advance!
 

Sevenor

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daappleby said:
hmm that seems very odd indeed...what browser are you using?
I'm using Internet Explorer. OS is Windows XP Professional and
Email client is Yahoo! Mail. Any idea?


p.s. While I said I had looked into Tools -> Internet Options ->
Advanced section, I may not have enabled or disabled the
settings there correctly. So pls do not rule out the probable
error in settings there. Thx!
 

Sevenor

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I've just scanned my pc with Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy. The former detected 3 objects which I removed subsequently. The latter detected none.

I then tried and viewed the HTML file that I have (which can be viewed using another pc with no problem). Still couldn't.:mad:
 

Blitze105

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Really? interesting. I am going to suggest a new browser, however i can't just do that and not try and help you with IE. So here goes nothing!

i suggest re installing IE.
Start -> control panel -> add/remove programs -> Windows components ->uncheck IE and hit OK
Shake and Repeat this, but CHECK IE. (maybe not shake...)


You can also try fx or opera.
-blitze
 

Sevenor

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Blitze105 said:
Really? interesting. I am going to suggest a new browser, however i can't just do that and not try and help you with IE. So here goes nothing!

i suggest re installing IE.
Start -> control panel -> add/remove programs -> Windows components ->uncheck IE and hit OK
Shake and Repeat this, but CHECK IE. (maybe not shake...)


You can also try fx or opera.
-blitze

Thx Blitze 105 for the effort.
Unfortunately, it still doesn't work even though I've done what you suggested twice, ie [Uncheck IE then reboot pc. Next check IE and reboot. Then try opening HTML file] X twice.

Thx anyway!
 

Sevenor

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powerslave12 said:
ie sucks...get mozilla firefox

here- www.getfirefox.com
Been using IE for years and sort of used to it already.
So far so good though I read that Firefox is better but
hate to have to re-learn again unless I have no choice.
 

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Sevenor said:
I used to be able to view HTML files
Sounds like it may be a problem with file associations, check in folder options for htm, html, HTM, HTML and shtml and see if IE is still associated. If not, create.
 
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