I just upgraded from IE6 to IE8 and now unable to view .mht files that are launched from the local drive, in this case it is the C:\ drive.
If I view the .mht file from the C:\ I first get in the status bar the option to run a script or ActiveX. I select enable to run then I get Page cannot be displayed. If I copy the same file to a network drive in this case its J:\ drive going to a 2003 file server, I am able to open the file and do not get prompt to run the script or ActiveX in the status bar.
- One suggestion in a forum is to delete and re-add the .mht file extentions under Folder Options \ File Types and add them back. This did not help.
- Another suggestion was to select Internet Options \ Advanced \ Security \ Allow ActiveX to run from My Computer. Now I don't get prompted to run the ActiveX, but the page stays in the loading state and never displays the page or an error message, just hangs loading the page.
- I aslo modified the differant IE Security Zones and modified the registry so that I can view My Computer Security Zone and modified all those settings as well. This did not help.
- Last, I do notice when IE8 attempts to load the page from my C:\ drive, it says Unknown Zone. Then when it fails it goes to the Internet Zone. When run from a network drive, I get the Intranet Zone and works perfectly.... Maybe, I need to make my local drives on my PC trusted, but couldn't figure out the option that would work under the Trusted Sites Zone.
Thank you in advance for your help,