cannot view Html File

Posted: 06-29-2008, 05:47 PM
I received zipped files via FTP. I extracted them and brought them to a
C:folder. I have three choices: a CD, a Web or a LMS version. I cannot open
any of the key HTML file in them. The choice is either player.html or
index.html. I can view the source code but keep getting blocked. I tell
Vista to allow blocked content. Nothing. I am the administrator. I started
fooling with the Active X and Scripted security features since this is the
warning I receive when trying to open the HTLM file. I enabled everything
you aren't supposed to, received the dire warnings but still cannot access
the content. I put everything back to default (because the dire warnings are
scarey!) I am using Vista Home Premium. I am desperate to open any of these
three files as I have a job using them next week. Please help if you can.
--
Thanks,
Susan

cannot view Html File


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Charlie Tame
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Re: cannot view Html File
Posted: 06-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Well, are you seeing the beige information bar and allowing active
content? Is that what you mean? And then nothing happens?

For a quick solution to just viewing those files you could download
FireFox http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
or Safari http://www.apple.com/safari/

which will get you going and not interfere with IE at all,
at least no more than IE interferes with itself at times

You may have some other software running that is causing this, try
disabling add ons / toolbars etc if there are any.



Susan wrote:
> I received zipped files via FTP. I extracted them and brought them to a
> C:folder. I have three choices: a CD, a Web or a LMS version. I cannot open
> any of the key HTML file in them. The choice is either player.html or
> index.html. I can view the source code but keep getting blocked. I tell
> Vista to allow blocked content. Nothing. I am the administrator. I started
> fooling with the Active X and Scripted security features since this is the
> warning I receive when trying to open the HTLM file. I enabled everything
> you aren't supposed to, received the dire warnings but still cannot access
> the content. I put everything back to default (because the dire warnings are
> scarey!) I am using Vista Home Premium. I am desperate to open any of these
> three files as I have a job using them next week. Please help if you can.
Susan G.
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Re: cannot view Html File
Posted: 06-30-2008, 06:18 AM

--
Thanks,
Susan


"Charlie Tame" wrote:
> Well, are you seeing the beige information bar and allowing active
> content? Is that what you mean? And then nothing happens?
>
> For a quick solution to just viewing those files you could download
> FireFox http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
> or Safari http://www.apple.com/safari/
>
> which will get you going and not interfere with IE at all,
> at least no more than IE interferes with itself at times
>
> You may have some other software running that is causing this, try
> disabling add ons / toolbars etc if there are any.
>
>
>
> Susan wrote:
> > I received zipped files via FTP. I extracted them and brought them to a
> > C:folder. I have three choices: a CD, a Web or a LMS version. I cannot open
> > any of the key HTML file in them. The choice is either player.html or
> > index.html. I can view the source code but keep getting blocked. I tell
> > Vista to allow blocked content. Nothing. I am the administrator. I started
> > fooling with the Active X and Scripted security features since this is the
> > warning I receive when trying to open the HTLM file. I enabled everything
> > you aren't supposed to, received the dire warnings but still cannot access
> > the content. I put everything back to default (because the dire warnings are
> > scarey!) I am using Vista Home Premium. I am desperate to open any of these
> > three files as I have a job using them next week. Please help if you can.
>
Susan G.
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Re: cannot view Html File
Posted: 06-30-2008, 06:24 AM
Charlie, thanks for responding. I know so little about security. When I
tried to open the Player.html (like an index.html) file in IE7, I did get the
beige information bar and said to allow content. That did nothing. Then, I
went to Internet security and allowed active X and scripts in a few places
even though it kept warning me that I was putting my computer at risk. I
tried to open the file again - but nothing happened - not even an hour glass.
I put security back in place. At your suggestion, I tried disabling some
addins but left some. I am not sure which should stay. I figured I should
keep java and shockwave. I disabled Norton toolbar, Norton Confidential,
Yahoo Services, Yahoo toolbar. I have no idea what Zango is and left that
add on. Nothing that I did helped so far. If I download the other browsers,
will I be able to type in the document??? I have to be able to work in the
file.
--
Thanks,
Susan


"Charlie Tame" wrote:
> Well, are you seeing the beige information bar and allowing active
> content? Is that what you mean? And then nothing happens?
>
> For a quick solution to just viewing those files you could download
> FireFox http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
> or Safari http://www.apple.com/safari/
>
> which will get you going and not interfere with IE at all,
> at least no more than IE interferes with itself at times
>
> You may have some other software running that is causing this, try
> disabling add ons / toolbars etc if there are any.
>
>
>
> Susan wrote:
> > I received zipped files via FTP. I extracted them and brought them to a
> > C:folder. I have three choices: a CD, a Web or a LMS version. I cannot open
> > any of the key HTML file in them. The choice is either player.html or
> > index.html. I can view the source code but keep getting blocked. I tell
> > Vista to allow blocked content. Nothing. I am the administrator. I started
> > fooling with the Active X and Scripted security features since this is the
> > warning I receive when trying to open the HTLM file. I enabled everything
> > you aren't supposed to, received the dire warnings but still cannot access
> > the content. I put everything back to default (because the dire warnings are
> > scarey!) I am using Vista Home Premium. I am desperate to open any of these
> > three files as I have a job using them next week. Please help if you can.
>
Charlie Tame
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Re: cannot view Html File
Posted: 06-30-2008, 07:21 AM
You may not want to keep that one....

http://www.pchell.com/support/zango.shtml

However, any browser should display a page with .html extension. Whether
you can type in that page or not is dependent on how the page is
programmed. You can't normally "Edit" pages with the browser, to edit
simply click on the file and open with notepad. Notepad is not the best
way to edit html files but it certainly will work. In fact if you want
to actually edit the HTML files you could just download something
designed for the job. The Coffee Cup one looks okay.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

The point of suggesting something like Firefox is that it's a simple way
to find out if IE is broken or if the problem lies somewhere else. If
you got an editor anyway the problem of opening your files should go away.

You had not mentioned Norton, security and antivirus software can also
stop active content on web pages.


Susan G. wrote:
> Charlie, thanks for responding. I know so little about security. When I
> tried to open the Player.html (like an index.html) file in IE7, I did get the
> beige information bar and said to allow content. That did nothing. Then, I
> went to Internet security and allowed active X and scripts in a few places
> even though it kept warning me that I was putting my computer at risk. I
> tried to open the file again - but nothing happened - not even an hour glass.
> I put security back in place. At your suggestion, I tried disabling some
> addins but left some. I am not sure which should stay. I figured I should
> keep java and shockwave. I disabled Norton toolbar, Norton Confidential,
> Yahoo Services, Yahoo toolbar. I have no idea what Zango is and left that
> add on. Nothing that I did helped so far. If I download the other browsers,
> will I be able to type in the document??? I have to be able to work in the
> file.
 
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