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Can't associate Firefox with html files Windows 7

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I can't open html files with Firefox. They open with Windows Media Player instead. When I try choose Firefox to open the html file, Firefox is not listed in the RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS or OTHER PROGRAMS list (see image), and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens.

In SET YOUR DEFAULT PROGRAMS, Firefox has a Windows Media Player icon and says FIREFOX MICROSOFT WINDOWS (see image).

In ASSOCIATE A FILE TYPE OR PROTOCOL WITH A PROGRAM (see image), when I select CHANGE PROGRAM I am unable to associate Firefox with html files.

I have tried deleting the Firefox entry from REGISTRY EDITOR:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications

I have also tried uninstalling Firefox, and then deleting the folder:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

And then restarting my PC and installing the latest Firefox as administrator.

I can't open html files with Firefox. They open with Windows Media Player instead. When I try choose Firefox to open the html file, Firefox is not listed in the RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS or OTHER PROGRAMS list (see image), and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens. In SET YOUR DEFAULT PROGRAMS, Firefox has a Windows Media Player icon and says FIREFOX MICROSOFT WINDOWS (see image). In ASSOCIATE A FILE TYPE OR PROTOCOL WITH A PROGRAM (see image), when I select CHANGE PROGRAM I am unable to associate Firefox with html files. I have tried deleting the Firefox entry from REGISTRY EDITOR: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications I have also tried uninstalling Firefox, and then deleting the folder: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox And then restarting my PC and installing the latest Firefox as administrator.
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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

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FredMcD
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Please describe how you are trying to open those files.

Please describe how you are trying to open those files.
the-edmeister
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Try using File > Open File ... from the Menu Bar in Firefox.

Or use { Ctrl + O }.

Try using '''File''' > '''Open File ...''' from the Menu Bar in Firefox. Or use '''{ Ctrl + O }'''.

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In Firefox I can open html files by dragging them in or using the File > Open File option.

I want to associate Firefox with html files so I can double click on them to open them in Firefox, and also try and fix the other issues mentioned above.

In Firefox I can open html files by dragging them in or using the '''File > Open File''' option. I want to associate Firefox with html files so I can double click on them to open them in Firefox, and also try and fix the other issues mentioned above.
FredMcD
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Using Windows File Explorer, locate an HTML file. Right-click and select Properties. On the General tab, press Change.

Using Windows File Explorer, locate an HTML file. Right-click and select '''Properties'''. On the '''General''' tab, press '''Change.'''

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FredMcD said

Using Windows File Explorer, locate an HTML file. Right-click and select Properties. On the General tab, press Change.

I've tried that, see the first paragraph of my question, and the first screenshot.

"When I try choose Firefox to open the html file, Firefox is not listed in the RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS or OTHER PROGRAMS list (see image), and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens."

''FredMcD [[#answer-1206242|said]]'' <blockquote> Using Windows File Explorer, locate an HTML file. Right-click and select '''Properties'''. On the '''General''' tab, press '''Change.''' </blockquote> I've tried that, see the first paragraph of my question, and the first screenshot. ''"When I try choose Firefox to open the html file, Firefox is not listed in the RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS or OTHER PROGRAMS list (see image), and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens."''

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WestEnd 60 solutions 5387 answers

I don't see a screenshot of the file properties?

I don't see a screenshot of the file properties?

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WestEnd said

I don't see a screenshot of the file properties?

I didn't include a screenshot of the General tab of the html files Properties . I just took a screenshot of the window that appears when you press Change on the General tab. See first screenshot.

''WestEnd [[#answer-1206561|said]]'' <blockquote> I don't see a screenshot of the file properties? </blockquote> I didn't include a screenshot of the '''General''' tab of the html files '''Properties''' . I just took a screenshot of the window that appears when you press '''Change''' on the '''General''' tab. See first screenshot.

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Question owner

Here is a screenshot of the html files Properties.

Here is a screenshot of the html files '''Properties'''.

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FredMcD
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On that first screenshot, on the bottom, press Browse.

On that first screenshot, on the bottom, press '''Browse.'''

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FredMcD said

On that first screenshot, on the bottom, press Browse.

"and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens."

''FredMcD [[#answer-1206589|said]]'' <blockquote> On that first screenshot, on the bottom, press '''Browse.''' </blockquote> ''"and when I BROWSE for it, and select the Firefox.exe, nothing happens."''
FredMcD
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You pressed 'Open' after making the choice?

You pressed 'Open' after making the choice?

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FredMcD said

You pressed 'Open' after making the choice?

Yes.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1206836|said]]'' <blockquote> You pressed 'Open' after making the choice? </blockquote> Yes.
FredMcD
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