Internet Explorer HTML File Icons Vanish After Installing Adobe GoLive 6.0

No matter what you try (using TweakUI, reassociating the files with Internet Explorer, changing the icon manually), the icon still seems stuck on the default Windows "no icon" icon. Annoying!

However, there is a fix! The problem has to do with changes that Adobe GoLive 6.0 make to the registry, in particular the persistant handler htmlfile for under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}

Under "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}\Old Icon\htmlfile\DefaultIcon" there is a reference to the Adobe GoLive 6.0 executable. Changing that to "(PATH)\iexplore.exe,1" (usually "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,1" - remember not to include the quotes, just the string itself) fixes the problem immediately.

A tricky problem to fix ... I hope you find this useful too!

Keywords: Internet Explorer html htm change icon problem Adobe GoLive

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: May 4th 2004
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