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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!
    I am going mental! Iīve tried everything, but I canīt open a htm file on my mac! Iīve tried dreamweaver, firefox, opera, safari, quicktime mplayer, vlc but still no sigar. Could anyone please help, or am I forever doomed to live in a world without the possibility to use a htm file?

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!
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    .htm files open in safari and firefox (I didn't try qt or vlc) here just fine.

    try changing the extension to .html, though it shouldn't make a difference.

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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    I tried firefox and Safari. But another question: Is the htm file supposed to be only 4k, or can this mean that there´s noting in that file?

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!
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    An .htm file is usually just a bookmark or a bit of code, so it COULD be 4K, but most likely it's just empty.

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    If it's not opening in many of those programs, there is likely something wrong with the file. An HTML file should open in Dreamweaver, Firefox, Opera and Safari as those applications are meant to handle HTML files. If it doesn't open in any of those, I would suggest that you get a copy of the file from someone else (if it was sent to you) or that you re-download/save it.
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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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    Ok. The strange thing is that this HTM file works on a pc, but not on my mac. I would like to blame Microsoft for this, but I don´t know if that would be right thing to do.

    There was a whole folder, but I just tried to open up the index.htl file. Should I tri to open any other files at the same time?

    Thank you guys for helpin me out on this.

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!
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    When you say it doesn't open, do you mean that you just get a blank page or do you get some sort of an error message? What happens if you use QuickLook (highlight the file and press the spacebar)?
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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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    When I higlight it and presses space I get a blank image. Any tips on other programs who can open this file, or could it be empty? If I open it in a browser it´s just nothing. It´s all white.

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    Help, canīt open HTM files!
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    Sure sounds like there's nothing in that file. That would also explain why it's only 4K (as chas alluded to). If you want confirmation, open it with TextEdit to see what the contents are.
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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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    Heheh....There´s nothing in there..... don´t I feel like a professor....
    I´m real sorry for waisting everyones time, but I´m real grateful for you all helping out.

    Next time I´ll have a problem that can be solved.

    Thank you Chas and Vansmith.

    Great profile picture vansmith!

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    No problem. Everyone has "simple" issues.
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    Help, canīt open HTM files!

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