I use to be able to open these files, what happened?



DPH wrote:

can't open saved mht files
16-Nov-08

I saved some web pages for a school project in October. I used the Web
Archive mht method and saved them to my laptop. As of today I noticed that
I can't open the files anymore. I tried some mht files I have saved on my
desktop and they still open and it's the same version of IE7. I changed the
associations to another browser and then back to IE7 but didn't make any
difference.

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On Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:42 AM
DPH wrote:

can't open saved mht files
I saved some web pages for a school project in October. I used the Web
Archive mht method and saved them to my laptop. As of today I noticed that
I can't open the files anymore. I tried some mht files I have saved on my
desktop and they still open and it's the same version of IE7. I changed the
associations to another browser and then back to IE7 but didn't make any
difference.

On Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:48 AM
DPH wrote:

Re: can't open saved mht files
Also when I click on the file IE7 opens up with this:


The address is not valid

Most likely causes:
There might be a typing error in the address.
If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

What you can try:
Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

On Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:19 AM
Don Varnau wrote:

Hi,No guarantees, but try these procedures...1.
Hi,
No guarantees, but try these procedures...
1. Right-click the MHT file and select Open with> Internet Explorer.
2. Open an IE window.
Select File> Work offline.
Make the IE window small enough that the MHT file can be dragged and
dropped into the window.
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Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

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saved

On Sunday, November 16, 2008 5:47 PM
DPH wrote:

Thanks but no help on either of them. Strange.
Thanks but no help on either of them. Strange. I haven't been changing any
IE settings on either computer but the laptop can't open them and the
desktop can.





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On Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:34 PM
Don Varnau wrote:

Sorry. I wish I had something else to suggest.
Sorry. I wish I had something else to suggest. I've had a few MHT files
become unopenable/corrupted also. I eventually gave up and deleted them.

I think that web page complete is a safer format to use.

Don
[MS MVP- IE]

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On Monday, November 17, 2008 1:17 AM
DPH wrote:

Me too. Good thing I don't need those files anymore
Me too. Good thing I do not need those files anymore

On Monday, November 17, 2008 1:26 AM
DPH wrote:

As far as these files being corrupted, I just discovered they are not.
As far as these files being corrupted, I just discovered they are not. I
copied one of them over to my desktop and it opened without any trouble. I
wonder what's up with the laptop that it won't open them?

On Monday, November 17, 2008 2:21 AM
DPH wrote:

I just discovered something else.
I just discovered something else. When I click the mht file in the IE
address window mhtml:file:// appears before the C:\ and %20 has been stuck
between each word in each level of my directory path and the file name of
the file I'm trying to open. This is on the laptop. It doesn't appear on
the desktop which shows a nice clean directory path. To get it to my
desktop I copied it to the shared docs folder for my desktop. I just
clicked on that copied file, still in the share docs folder and my laptop
opens it right up clean directory path and all. Deleting the file from it's
current directory and copying it back from the shared docs fold does not fix
it. Creating a new directory and copying the files there doesn't fix it
either.

On Monday, November 17, 2008 6:09 AM
Don Varnau wrote:

[Previous posts added]Same OS on both machines?
[Previous posts added]

Same OS on both machines?

The %20 represents a space. It's probably being added by/because of a third
party program or shell extension.

Is the %20 added in Safe Mode? If not, you can disable startup programs to
see which is adding it
Start> Run> msconfig> Startup tab. The program may not have an obvious
connection to Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer. Example: CD/DVD burning
programs have caused issues with IE/WE.

ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html will allow you to
disable/re-enable shell extensions (context menu items) to see if one of
them is causing the problem.

Don
[MS MVP- IE]

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fix

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and

but

On Monday, November 17, 2008 7:41 PM
DPH wrote:

Yes, same OS.
Yes, same OS. As far as third party software, the only thing I can think of
that has changed since October when I made these mht files is Quick time and
Windows updates. It still does it in Safe Mode. I don't know what else.
Guess I just chock it up to another Windows mystery. Maybe it will clear
up with another update. Thanks for the help.

On Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:11 AM
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP wrote:

Re: can't open saved mht files
Assuming you're using Windows XP:

Click Start, Set Program Access and Defaults
Click Custom, select Internet Explorer
Click OK.

This should repair the mht file association settings.

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


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