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.mht and .mhtml file association issue

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    .mht and .mhtml file association issue


    I have an odd problem. I can open .mht and .mhtml files with no problem. I have them associated with Chrome. However, if I add a .mht file to Onenote 2013 by dragging it, then right-clicking on it and tell Onenote to open the original version, it prompts me saying I have to go to the Windows Store to find a viewer. It advised that it was looking for an associate for mhtml. I renamed an mht file to .mhtml and associated it with Chrome. If I D-Click the file it opens as it should. Here's the kicker, if I D-Click the file in Onenote (opening the file that actually embedded in ON) it opens as it should. Only when I try to open the file it was copied from does it throw an error. Weird. Any ideas?

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Print it to a pdf, then pull it into word and copy out what you want to Onenote.

    The sad thing is that Microsoft only wants office to work with only their software.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I'm not sure whathappened. This question was meant to be a reply to Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8,since I was having the exact same symptoms as the OP of that thread. I guessBrink moved it?

    Regardless, yourreply does not address the problem at all. I am very well versed in how to moveand manipulate data between products. I'm trying to set-up a workflow thatrequires the use of being able to open the ORIGINAL file. This wouldn't havebeen nearly as much of an issue had Microsoft felt it should remove a usefulfunction between OneNote 2010 and 2013 (add link when dragging a file to apage).
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