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When you click the View Source command in Internet Explorer (on the View menu, click Source), the source for the current page is not displayed, and there is no error message.
This behavior may occur if Notepad is not installed. The View Source command uses Notepad.exe to display a source file.
Extract or expand the Notepad.exe file from your original Windows disks or CD-ROM to the Windows folder.
The Notepad.exe file is located on:
Windows version Media Location ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Windows 3.1 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch disks disk 3 Windows 3.11 3.5-inch disk disk 4 Windows 3.11 5.25-inch disk disk 5 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 3.5-inch disk disk 6 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 5.25-inch disk disk 5 Windows 95 3.5-inch disk disk 3 Windows 95 CD-ROM Win95_02.cab
Expanding or Extracting the Notepad.exe FileUse the method appropriate for your operating system.
Windows 3.1 and 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups:
Use the method appropriate for the media on which you have Windows 95.
Extracting Notepad.exe from the Windows 95 CD-ROM:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129605/EN-US/ )How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
Note that the behavior described in this article may also occur if you are using Novell NetWare and the NetWare drive mappings overwrite the path. When this occurs, you may receive no error message, or you may receive an error message similar to:
Clicking OK opens a blank instance of Notepad.
Cannot find the C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Cache3\<file>.htm file. Do you want to create a new one?
To work around this behavior, copy the Notepad.exe file to the folder containing Internet Explorer.
NetWare is manufactured by Novell, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
Article ID: 154168 - Last Review: December 5, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
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