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  1.    16 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    windows 10

    - Problem with file extension - .html


    HELP

    I canīt seem to get any file with the .html exstension to open, I use Firefox and made sure in the file associations that it has this program as the default. BUT.. whenever I double click the files it gives me a message that there is no program associated with this file, I don't understand, plus, the right click menu does not show the open with option just open
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  2.    16 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,174
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello mickeymontes, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed .html item in the table of Option Two below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for .html files. Afterwards, you should be able to set Firefox as the default app.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10
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  3.    16 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,921
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Try a test by taking the l off one of the files or a copy of one of the files. HTM and HTML are HyperTextMarkupLanguage and should open in any browser or editor. Try right-clicking one and choose Open With and Notepad.
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  4.    16 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your quick reply!

    I had already downloaded and applied the .reg file but it still acts the same way. It does show firefox as the default, but on double click it keeps saying there is no program associated...
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Try a test by taking the l off one of the files or a copy of one of the files. HTM and HTML are HyperTextMarkupLanguage and should open in any browser or editor. Try right-clicking one and choose Open With and Notepad.
    tried this and still nothing.. cannot choose open with notepad since the menu does not have the open with option, and this is only with this file extension all others (or at least the ones I use often, have it)

    I did open the file by opening notepad first and this is what it shows:

    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/groups/11988353
    IDList=
    HotKey=0
    IconFile=C:\Users\Michael Montes\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\bn0xbzuc.default\shortcutCache\doX8h9Gn4vixcT_Kfc+quA= =.ico
    IconIndex=0
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  6.    17 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,339
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    What do you see if you go at it the other way?
    Open File Explorer and navigate to a .html file. Right click and select Properties.
    On my PC I see this (Seamonkey is my browser):
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	OpenHTML.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	107.1 KB 
ID:	125561

    You should see Firefox there.
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  7.    17 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,477
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by mickeymontes View Post
    tried this and still nothing.. cannot choose open with notepad since the menu does not have the open with option, and this is only with this file extension all others (or at least the ones I use often, have it)

    I did open the file by opening notepad first and this is what it shows:

    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/groups/11988353
    IDList=
    HotKey=0
    IconFile=C:\Users\Michael Montes\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\bn0xbzuc.default\shortcutCache\doX8h9Gn4vixcT_Kfc+quA= =.ico
    IconIndex=0
    That is not an .HTML file. That is an Internet Shortcut. The defaults for opening an Internet shortcut are set by choosing your default browser, not the file associations for .html or .htm.

    This is an HTML file...
    Code:
    html
    Hello World!
    /html
    ...or it will be if you copy it into Notepad then save it with a .html extension. What happens if you make that .html file and try to open it?
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  8.    17 Mar 2017 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,339
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
    Click on Set your default programs.
    Scroll down and click on Firefox then click on Set this program as default.

    That "should" fix the Open problem. Keyword being "should" of course
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  9.    18 Mar 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,142
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Yes, @Bree was right. It is an internet shortcut, try to open Firefox then drag and drop the file into the browser.
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  10.    18 Mar 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ok, I had overlooked the following. This is hapening with shortcuts! not actual .html files. The problem then is, that any shortcuts I have saved to websites, are the ones that don't work... I am stumped
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