Windows 10: Opening local HTML files in MS Edge fails after editing a file

Discus and support Opening local HTML files in MS Edge fails after editing a file in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Long story short, I have to create a small website for a class I am in. I'm not new to HTML, so this is easy peasy for me, but part of the focus is on... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Ram4x4, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Ram4x4 Win User

    Opening local HTML files in MS Edge fails after editing a file


    Long story short, I have to create a small website for a class I am in. I'm not new to HTML, so this is easy peasy for me, but part of the focus is on usability, meaning I have to make sure the site functions across multiple resolutions and mobile devices. No problem, CSS to the rescue.

    I also have to make sure the site functions across as many browsers as I can. Again, no problem until the other day...

    Our sites are not published, we just zip up our files and submit them for grading...anyway, to test the site, of course we just open the index.html page from the hard drive in whichever browser and test it out.

    So, about 2 days ago, I started having a problem with MS Edge. For some unknown reason, when I edit one of the pages of the site, the navigation link to that page will not work! Works perfectly fine in all the other browsers, but not Edge. Today, I created a new graphic for the sitemap page (I edited the old one) and saved the new file replacing the old one. Now, when I go to the sitemap page link in Edge, it will not display the new graphic! Nothing has been changed in the file names or anything. This is driving me nuts!

    I've tried clearing my browser cache, rebooting, scanning for malware, moving the site's files to a different directory, nothing helps. If I edit any part of any of the html files, Edge just simply will not open them from the nav links. I can click directly on the specific html file itself and it will open, but it seems editing a file breaks the navigation link to the page even though the actual code for the link hasn't changed. Bizarre.

    Also, as noted, if I open a png or jpg, edit the file, and even though I just save the file (no name change or anything), now that graphic will not display in Edge when I go to that page.

    :)
     
    Ram4x4, Jul 9, 2017
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  2. TomD2747 Win User

    Windows 10 MS Edge FTP Problem

    I have an HTML file hosted on a FTP site. After entering the FTP url for the HTML file MS Edge fails to access the FTP site. Using this same exact process with all other browsers opens the file with no problems. What am I doing wrong with MS Edge??

    Please advise.
     
    TomD2747, Jul 9, 2017
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  3. HTML files on hard drive

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes the file is available. I can edit it in note pad or I can drag it into Google Chrome and all works fine. It is just MS Edge it doesn't work in. To be fair it doesn't work in FireFox either.

    On your computer:-

    1) Create a folder called Website e.g. d:\Wedsite\

    2) Create an html file in here called products.html.

    3) Run the following at the dos prompt (or in a bat file)

    subst Z: D:\WebSite

    4) In explorer open up Z:\website\ and double click products.html. MS Edge comes up with the error.

    Yes double clicking the file in d:\Website\ opens OK in MS Edge.

    Thanks,

    Daniel.
     
    DanielDavighi, Jul 9, 2017
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