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Trouble Viewing Source on my own webpages

by asgrainbow / April 22, 2004 1:22 AM PDT

For some reason I am all of a sudden unable to view the source on my own webpages... I create a lot of webpages and without being able to view the source I am unable to edit them or add to them...

Has anyone out there experienced this problem and might know why this has happened? I need a solution to fix this problem short of reformatting...


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Re:Trouble Viewing Source on my own webpages
by ezbesthost1 / April 22, 2004 11:01 PM PDT

You did not state your browser or OS. If we assume that it is Win 98 or newer and IE6 you may restore or repair by reinstalling IE or windows on top of your current files. If you do not have the operating system CD this can be a problem(if that is the trouble). But IE6 can be downloaded and installed without erasing your favorites, preferences, etc. It can also be repaired http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378 for XP or [Start]->[Programs]->[Accessories]->[System Tools]->[System information] then go to the tools menu(98-ME).

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Re:Trouble Viewing Source on my own webpages
by bergen--2008 / July 9, 2004 2:55 PM PDT
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Reinstall? Probably not!
by pajamieson / May 31, 2005 6:14 AM PDT

This happens when your cache is full. Try this for a simple solution: delete your cache. Tools - Internet options - delete files - delete offline files.

I bet that works.

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Re: Trouble Viewing Source on my own webpages
by alwayLearning / September 4, 2004 11:31 PM PDT

Ran into this a few times with XP but it can probably happen to other OS'es as well.

If you have a shortcut on your desktop that is named Notepad, when you click "View Source" an hourglass will briefly display and then - NOTHING HAPPENS.
Fix: rename the shortcut to something like NotePad2 and it should resolve the problem.

On a sidenote, if you are like me and sometimes use Ctrl-G to get to a specific line number and it stops working - turn off Word Wrap (under the "Format" sub-menu)

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Reinstall? Probably not.
by pajamieson / May 31, 2005 6:18 AM PDT

Try flushing your cache. Tools - Internet options - General - delete files - delete offline files

Then try looking at the source again.

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by Mpulir / June 15, 2007 7:24 PM PDT

Thanks to you

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Can you explain ...
by Kees Bakker / June 16, 2007 12:04 AM PDT

why you need to be able to view the source of your own website in your browser to edit them. You've got a program to MAKE the pages (like Dreamweaver or Frontpage or whatever html-editor you use), I 'd say.


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