can't open saved mht files

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by DPH, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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.
     
    DPH, Nov 16, 2008
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  2. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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    If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.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.
     
    DPH, Nov 16, 2008
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  3. DPH

    Don Varnau Guest

    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.
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Nov 16, 2008
    #3
  4. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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.





     
    DPH, Nov 16, 2008
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  5. DPH

    Don Varnau Guest

    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]
     
    Don Varnau, Nov 17, 2008
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  6. DPH

    DPH Guest

    Me too. Good thing I don't need those files anymore
     
    DPH, Nov 17, 2008
    #6
  7. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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?
     
    DPH, Nov 17, 2008
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  8. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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.
     
    DPH, Nov 17, 2008
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  9. DPH

    Don Varnau Guest

    [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]

     
    Don Varnau, Nov 17, 2008
    #9
  10. DPH

    DPH Guest

    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.
     
    DPH, Nov 18, 2008
    #10
  11. 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.

    --
    Regards,

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


     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Nov 20, 2008
    #11
  12. DPH

    Bill Narey Guest

    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.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    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.

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

    The address is not vali

    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.

    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 an
    dropped into the window

    Hope this helps
    Do
    [MS MVP- IE

    "DPH" <hornickd[at]hotmail.com> wrote in messag

    saved

    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



    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message

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

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

    Do
    [MS MVP- IE

    an

    We
    notice
    I

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

    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?

    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.

    [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]

    it's
    fix

    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message

    and

    but

    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.

    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.

    --
    Regards,

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




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