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    Can't view source

    Hi

    Suddenly, I can't view source. Nothing happens; no message.

    I've check the Microsoft Knowledge Base, and can't find anything relevant. (For example, I have a valid TEMP setting, and I have Notepad installed.)

    I've also tried reselecting my Editor (InternetOptions|Programs|HTMLeditor). A bit strange. There were three entries, as follows:
    AceHTML4 Freeware
    Notepad
    Notepad (yes, a second entry)

    I've tried selecting various ones, to no avail. When I selected "AceHTML4 Freeware", an extra option got added to the list ("AceHTML4 Freeware Executable").

    Any ideas?
    Dale

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    Re: Can't view source

    I've been bugged with this for months too, I suspect ever since I installed NS . . . or FP . . <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> .

    However, I think I've got close to the problem:

    I found, through:
    Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | File Types
    then selecting 'HTML', clicking Advanced, selecting 'Edit' then clicking Edit, the chosen program was:
    "D:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficemsohtmed.exe" %1
    Using Browse, I selected notepad.exe instead - but no-go. The change would not stick.

    I navigated to find this 'MSOHTMED.EXE', and double-clicked it. Nothing.
    So I renamed it 'xMSOHTMED.EXE'

    I can now view source from a right click in IE.

    But:

    When opening FrontPage, I get a 'Preparing to install' window.
    Cancelled that, went back and renamed 'xMSOHTMED.EXE' back to 'MSOHTMED.EXE'

    Now FP starts without grumbling and I can view source in Notepad.
    And it's survived a re-boot!

    Gotta be worth a try.

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