local html files no longer associated with browser?

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Autumn_kiss

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Hi everyone,

I went into my web site folders on my computer and found that the icon for the files was different. None of the html files are associated with a browser. I did go into options and chose to open with Firefox, but it doesn't work.

The only thing I've done that I can think of that 'may' have done this is to uninstall Netscape and Safari. I still have IE and FF, the second of which is my default browser and the one that had, until recently, been the browser associated with html file types.

Any ideas why this happened or how I can fix it? I've tried everything I could think of and nothing has worked so far. :/ I've placed a small screen shot of what the html file icons look like now. Not sure it will help, but just in case...

 
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This usually happens to many .htm and .html files when you install firefox.
A potential way to reverse this is to change the default "opener" for the extension.

This can be done by going to My Computer and In the Menu Bar select Tools then Folder Options.

Then choose the file types tab, scroll down the list and select HTM and select Restore.
Do the same with .html as well.

This should solve you issue.
 

Autumn_kiss

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Thanks. I tried what you said, and even though it shows to open htm and html files with firefox.... it still doesn't, and the icons are still those generic things like in the screen shot. :confused:
 

Autumn_kiss

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I don't use IE and prefer FF. Never had a problem until yesterday. Strange. But even when I set it to open with IE... the icon is still the generic icon and not the browser icon. :/
 

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If you're using XP go to run, type appwiz.cpl, then select default programs and select Firefox for Internet or w/e.
 
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