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IE6 won't display .mht files as a page

By marcson98 ·
When I try to read a .mht file, instead of seeing the webpage that I saved all I am seeing is the html code as if it were written in notepad. I am running Win98SE with IE6SP1. The machine is a Compaq with an AMD 500MHz processor and 256MB RAM. Anybody have any thoughts on a fix. Iv'e tried the Internet Explorer repair tool but it doesn't fix it. It runs through the repair process and refreshes the browser, but still leaves me with the same problem.

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by G... In reply to IE6 won't display .mht fi ...

Usually, a page showing html code rather than the page as it's supposed to be is due to a wrong start of the file. You have to make sure that your file starts with <html> or it won't work.
A tips here is to check it in notepad because other editor like wordpad or word sometimes writes unwanted text.
i.e. wordpad writes that the document is an rtf file eventhough you want it to be a html.

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by marcson98 In reply to

It's not the file because they were all being read properly (mht) and none of the files have been altered. They all opened properly and then one day last week when I clicked on one of them it just showed me the coding instead. I can't think of anything I've done to cause it either. Puzzling.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to IE6 won't display .mht fi ...

Make sure that Outlook express is installed correctly. I did some research awhile back and if I am remembering correctly, it was Outlook Express that handled the .mht files. Good luck.

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by marcson98 In reply to

I reinstalled outlook express and it shows the files properly again. Actually I found that the exact time the problem occured was right after uninstalling the Address Book in Windows Setup. Reinstalling the Address Book didn't fix it though. I had to reinstall outlook express itself. Thanks

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