Thread: View source not working in IE6
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09-23-2003, 11:48 AM #46
Isn't this interesting.....
This just happened to me too (IE6 SP2 on Win2K). Then I noticed that it was only happening on my personal web portal (local drive). I could "view source" on all other pages I could see. Strange.
Soooooo: I closed the session holding my personal portal, and went to the other open session and clicked "Home" and "whoops, there it is!" I could once again "view source" on my local site.
09-23-2003, 04:50 PM #47
Try refreshing the page (in a frameset, right click on one frame and say refresh.) Another reason this happens is because IE6 SP2 needs a version of the file in the cache folder, and it only searches for the file before the page is loaded.
Quite stupid in my opinion.....
09-23-2003, 08:00 PM #48
I open the site first thing in the morning, and shut it down when I go home. (Our corporate intranet is so huge, it's the only way I can keep from getting lost.)
I've been working (re-coding, re-layouting, re-colouring, re-updating, etc.) this site (on my local HD only) for more than two years now. First time it's ever happened. Just that browser session.
You're right, though. Kinda stupid, (if that's what happened).
10-15-2003, 08:36 AM #49
I tried deleting my temp files... but it just loads forever heh.
10-15-2003, 02:31 PM #50
11-04-2003, 04:43 AM #51
View Source Notepad Problem
Just for info, if you rename your notepad link on your desktop, everything works out fine.
Just Call it Note Pad or so...
Crazy thing, isn't it.
11-27-2003, 06:35 AM #52
sounds like a big problem...sounds like you screwed something up...should've saved yourself alot of trouble by taking it to a local repairer
11-27-2003, 06:38 AM #53Originally Posted by blaster_rifl
If you are going into IE > Internet Options > Delete Files, then just leave it for a couple minutes, like I said it could take an hour depending on your computers stats
Last edited by QuietDean; 11-27-2003 at 01:32 PM.
11-28-2003, 08:57 AM #54Originally Posted by Sub Zero
11-29-2003, 04:57 PM #55
Your FixOriginally Posted by nitewing
Temporary Files Full
When the Internet Explorer disk cache becomes full it may stop the View Source function from working. To resolve, open Internet Explorer and click "Tools" > "Internet Options" > "Delete Files".
I found it here http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1246/
I had the same problem
12-26-2003, 09:45 PM #56
I had the problem as well and could suddenly not view the source of any web page. Could solve it by decreasing the amount of disk space to use for temporary internet files to a size under 80 MB.
Maybe it works for you, too.
01-11-2004, 05:29 PM #57
Clearing page cache usually fixes that
Usually that is fixed by Tools-->Internet Options-->Delete Files (check the box for All Offline Content).
What happens is when the cache gets full the View Source stops working, a bug in IE since way back when. I wish that always cured it, sometimes it doesn't - but it usually does.
01-26-2004, 10:49 AM #58
I would recommend you try deleting your temporary internet files.
I had the same issue and found this help resolve it.
02-06-2004, 07:46 PM #59
been reading this thread and tried everything listed here and still have no luck viewing source.
running xp pro, have notepad as default HTML editor, have reinstalled ie6 after setting registry key settings to "0" instead of "1" and still nothing.
i have nothing on my desktop as far as notepad files and nothing downloaded lately that would compromise view source from working.
i'm at a loss after reading this thread and not being able to solve this problem.
02-26-2004, 09:20 PM #60
Easy possible fix
I am using IE6, win98SE and started having the same problem... after doing a little registry snooping (do a search in the keys for notepad) I realized that my computer had somehow reassigned the default path for notepad as c:\windows\notepad.exe for many of it's entries instead of c:\program files\accessories. Made a copy of notepad.exe in the c:\windows folder... tada.
It's been working fine ever since.
Not sure on NT/2000/XP, but I'd guess you want to put a copy in c:\winnt. Check the registry if that doesn't work.