March 18th, 2004, 06:06 AM
"view source" problem
For a while now, whenever i try to view the source for a web site, it wont come up. It is the same with aol and ie and i have tried many web sites. tech support cant help me, and i dont know how the hell to fix this...any ideas???
March 18th, 2004, 06:12 AM
There are number of reasons for the View Source to not work in IE
- Temporary Files Full
- Cookie Folder Location
- Missing Notepad.exe
- Incomplete Page Download
- View Source Restriction
- Change View Source Program
Temporary Files Full
Delete the Temporary Internet Files, otherwise known as the disk cache. The cache includes local copies of web pages and files, so the browser doesn't have to download them again.
In the Tools menu, open Internet Options.... In the General tab, in the Temporary Internet files section, click on Delete Files.
It seems "view source" is affected when the cache gets too large in size. Internet Explorer takes the source from the Temporary Internet Files folder to the folder specified by the TMP environment variable. Refer to Microsoft article 179829 for more information about this.
Cookie Folder Location
This issue can also occur if your Cookies folder is located on an NTFS partition and you do not have at least Change permissions for the Cookies folder. To resolve, make sure your account has sufficient permissions on the Cookies folder.
Check whether the notepad.exe is in the windows directory.
Incomplete Page Download
If you press the ESC key before the page has completed loading then sometimes the "View Source" menu item may not be displayed
View Source Restriction
The View Source function may have been restricted by your Administrator or some one else. To resolve, see the "NoViewSource" registry value in Internet Explorer Restrictions.
User Key=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\NoViewSource
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction
Change View Source Program
try changing it something else say you want to change it from Notepad.exe to wordpad.exe see if it works
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
View Source Editor\wordpad.exe]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: c:\windows\wordpad.exe
For further information check out these articles at Microsoft
Specify a valid path for the TMP environment variable
Include the Change permission for the Cookies folder
Delete Temporary Internet files
Extract or expand the Notepad.exe file from your original Windows disks or CD-ROM to the Windows folder
March 18th, 2004, 06:17 AM
worked like a charm...thank you