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    Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    I had asked a question previously about opening web sites in IE when IE wasn't your default browser.

    Jefferson had written up a reg entry and batch file that put an entry in the context menu, and attached a batch file to same.

    This works well for shortcuts -- "[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInternetShortcut".

    Can I adjust the reg entry to do the same for full htm and html pages -- "[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtmlfile]"?

    If so, would this be the only entry necessary to affect HTM and HTML files?

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Yes, that should handle both .htm and .html files, as far as I can tell.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Thanks, Hans.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Maybe it's late, or I'm getting old, (or both!), But when I pulled up the two reg entries side by side to combine them, I got totally lost.

    The "OpenSCinIE" was put together by Jefferson to allow opening a shortcut in IE when your default browser isn't (IE). The htmlfile entry is, I think, the one that would be modified to affect html page files.

    As noted earlier in the thread, I wanted to indoctrinate it into the htmlfile reg entry so that the same option would be available for html pages, as well as shortcuts.

    But the more I look at these two entries, the less clear it becomes.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Jefferson's OpenSCinIE.reg file contains only the two entries needed for the "Open in IE with BAT-VBS" item to the context (right-click) menu for internet shortcuts. Double clicking the .reg file will add the entries to the KEY_CLASSES_ROOTInternetShortcutshell key, and leave all existing entries unchanged.

    Your htmlfile.reg file contains all existing entries under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtmlfile. They have nothing to do with the new context (right-click) menu item, so they can safely be removed from the .reg file. You need to add new entries as in Jefferson's file. The .reg file could look like this:
    <code>
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtmlfileshellopeninie]
    @="Open in &IE"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtmlfileshellopeniniecommand]
    @=""c:winappscomminternetutilsie_openOpenHTMLinIE. bat" "%1""
    </code>
    You'd have to create a batch file OpenHTMLinIE.bat in the indicated folder.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Thanks Hans.

    I'll give that a shot.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Hans:

    The entry (below) merged into the registry OK, but nothing is showing in the context menu of an HTML file I dropped on the desktop.

    Don't understand how come...

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Perhaps it's best to leave it alone and simply fire up Internet Explorer if you want to need it.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Hans:

    >>
    Perhaps it's best to leave it alone
    <<

    I can't h-e-a-r you!

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Why don't you post an export of the whole html key and subkeys so we can have a look at them?

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Joe:

    My pleasure to oblige...

    The Lounge doesn't handle %1 well, so I moved the registry export to an attachment - HansV

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    I don't know the answer to this, but:

    (1) Send to is very flexible and only one click further away; and
    (2) My VBScript checks for a .URL extension and won't run for .HTML without editing.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    From your post, it looks as though IE is the default browser. And there is nothing in the key about openinie, so that will never show up.

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    Re: Open in IE Context Entry (IE6)

    Jefferson:

    You're probably right.

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but this one's got the better of me -- for right now/

    I guess I'll just come back later to it...

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