Windows 10: Local files and MS Edge

  1. Tony Vella's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
       02 Jun 2017 #1

    Local files and MS Edge

    Can anyone tell me how to open a local html file using MS Edge, please? Thanks in advance.
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  2.    02 Jun 2017 #2

    You can associate html files with Edge so double clicking them will open them in Edge.

    But I have no idea how to launch Edge, then browse and open a file. (File, Open - doesn't seem available).

    - and guess what- I don't use Edge...

    And you should be able to rt click the file, Open with, and then open it in Edge.
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  3.    02 Jun 2017 #3

    You can use local file syntax in the address entry box in Edge, with a format like this
    It uses the predefined protocol type "file:" with special syntax (three forward slashes before the drive letter) to then navigate into local file systems and structures. Here's an example:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	html-edge.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	51.3 KB 
ID:	137690
    Note that the URL shows here as: file:///C:/Users/etitt/documents/02fig01.html (It's Figure 1 from Chapter 2 of a recent edition of my book Programming HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies, in fact).

    One more thing: you can also navigate to an HTML or other markup (CSS, XML, and so forth) file in File Explorer, right-click the file, select the "Open with..." entry from the pop-up menu, and then pick Edge as the program with which to open the chosen file.

    Last edited by EdTittel; 02 Jun 2017 at 07:23. Reason: reword for clarity & precision
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  4. Tony Vella's Avatar
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
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       02 Jun 2017 #4

    Thank you Dalchina and Ed.
    I just accidentally noticed that if you click start>file explorer you get a much longer list of "recently used".
    Who said this old geezer cannot stumble onto success once in a while?

    Also: duplicate the note and delete the duplicate.
    Last edited by Tony Vella; 02 Jun 2017 at 09:45.
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