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Old 11. Sep 2010, 02:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A have a file which I'd like to post on a web forum.

Properties: a "Firefox document" 187 kb, a web page but I have no idea of how to convert.

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Old 11. Sep 2010, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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By webpage, do you mean the extension is .htm, or .html? Or, is it any other extension?

You want to convert it into which format?
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Old 11. Sep 2010, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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By webpage, do you mean the extension is .htm, or .html? Or, is it any other extension?

You want to convert it into which format?
Hi,

Now I'm sorry I posted this ...before I saved it to my desktop, I thought it was a html but now not sure. I'm not sure how to determine what it is.
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Old 11. Sep 2010, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No need to be sorry . The extension can be determined very easily. I think you have the option to show extension turned off. To turn it on, do this.

Go to "My Computer". From the menu choose "Tools" --> "Folder Options". Click the "View" tab. In the list, you will see a checkbox for "Hide extensions for known file types.". Uncheck it, and click OK.

Now, you should be able to see the extension.
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Go to "My Computer". From the menu choose "Tools" --> "Folder Options". Click the "View" tab. In the list, you will see a checkbox for "Hide extensions for known file types.". Uncheck it, and click OK.
Or you can right click the file and then click properties. The file type and extention will be listed under "type of file" on the general tab.
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Old 11. Sep 2010, 10:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No need to be sorry . The extension can be determined very easily. I think you have the option to show extension turned off. To turn it on, do this.

Go to "My Computer". From the menu choose "Tools" --> "Folder Options". Click the "View" tab. In the list, you will see a checkbox for "Hide extensions for known file types.". Uncheck it, and click OK.

Now, you should be able to see the extension.
I selected "show hidden files and folders" and it is an html file. I have no idea where to go from here (in terms of which program to open) but I will be away for the next few days and will revisit this again.

In the interim, I thank you
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Old 12. Sep 2010, 02:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I selected "show hidden files and folders" and it is an html file. I have no idea where to go from here (in terms of which program to open)...
An html file is viewable by a browser. Right-click the html file and select 'Open With' a program such as Firefox or other browser that you use.

As it's also a text based document, you can view it with Notepad or other text based viewer, but in this case html codes will be revealed.
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Old 12. Sep 2010, 06:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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As Jojoyee says, the html file can be opened with any browser. I think it must be having the icon of your default browser. The file will open in the browser if you double click it. If it does not open that way, try the method which Jojoyee suggested.

If you need the text matter inside the html file, then you can just copy the matter, and save it in a notepad or Word. So, do you want the text matter on that page, or something else?
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As Jojoyee says, the html file can be opened with any browser. I think it must be having the icon of your default browser. The file will open in the browser if you double click it. If it does not open that way, try the method which Jojoyee suggested.

If you need the text matter inside the html file, then you can just copy the matter, and save it in a notepad or Word. So, do you want the text matter on that page, or something else?
The "file" that I referred to in my original post was 9/11 related. I wasn't able to take much time to go through all suggestions here, but as it turned out, a friend had the same file and was able to post it.

Thanks to: Anupam, Ritho and Jojoyee for your responses!
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Glad you got it sorted . Thanks for posting back.
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