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Same OS on both machines?
The %20 represents a space. It's probably being added by/because of a third
party program or shell extension.
Is the %20 added in Safe Mode? If not, you can disable startup programs to
see which is adding it
Start> Run> msconfig> Startup tab. The program may not have an obvious
connection to Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer. Example: CD/DVD burning
programs have caused issues with IE/WE.
ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows:
will allow you to
disable/re-enable shell extensions (context menu items) to see if one of
them is causing the problem.
[MS MVP- IE]
"DPH" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I just discovered something else. When I click the mht file in the IE
> address window mhtml:file:// appears before the C:\ and %20 has been stuck
> between each word in each level of my directory path and the file name of
> the file I'm trying to open. This is on the laptop. It doesn't appear on
> the desktop which shows a nice clean directory path. To get it to my
> desktop I copied it to the shared docs folder for my desktop. I just
> clicked on that copied file, still in the share docs folder and my laptop
> opens it right up clean directory path and all. Deleting the file from
> current directory and copying it back from the shared docs fold does not
> it. Creating a new directory and copying the files there doesn't fix it
"Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
> Sorry. I wish I had something else to suggest. I've had a few MHT files
> become unopenable/corrupted also. I eventually gave up and deleted them.
> I think that web page complete is a safer format to use.
> "DPH" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Thanks but no help on either of them. Strange. I haven't been changing
> > IE settings on either computer but the laptop can't open them and the
> > desktop can.
> > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
> > news:O#iyPZ$RJHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi,
> > > No guarantees, but try these procedures...
> > > 1. Right-click the MHT file and select Open with> Internet Explorer.
> > > 2. Open an IE window.
> > > Select File> Work offline.
> > > Make the IE window small enough that the MHT file can be dragged
> > > dropped into the window.
> > > "DPH" <hornickd[at]hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:OJuvum%23RJHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > >> Also when I click on the file IE7 opens up with this:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> The address is not valid
> > >>
> > >> Most likely causes:
> > >> There might be a typing error in the address.
> > >> If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.
> > >>
> > >> What you can try:
> > >> Retype the address.
> > >>
> > >> Go back to the previous page.
> > >>
> > >
> > >> > I saved some web pages for a school project in October. I used the
> > >> > Archive mht method and saved them to my laptop. As of today I
> > >> > that I can't open the files anymore. I tried some mht files I have
> > > saved
> > >> > on my desktop and they still open and it's the same version of IE7.
> > >> > changed the associations to another browser and then back to IE7
> > >> > didn't make any difference.