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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by koolaid25, May 26, 2010.

  1. koolaid25

    koolaid25 Member
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    This is frustrating! I have a number of simply formatted html files that I would like to read on the HTC Incredible. The html viewer that seems to come with the phone just gives me a broken web link. I don't see a way to open a file with a browser and I downloaded a few apps from the market with no success. Has anybody found a way to do this??? Thank-you!

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  2. necosino

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    um, what? The program "Internet" is an html reader. If all the other browsers you have gotten also can't read the file, chances are there's something wrong with the file itself..
     
  3. milnivlek

    milnivlek Well-Known Member
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    The OP is talking about opening a HTML file stored locally on the phone / SD card, not the web. I'm not sure how to achieve that either. Perhaps a "file://" URL with the full path (e.g. /sdcard/docs/myfile.html) would work?
     
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  4. necosino

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    I knew what he meant. I was saying that there is probably something wrong with the file since a lot of help files are stored as local HTML files and I have opened them just fine.
     
  5. koolaid25

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    I tried this and yes it does work. Nothing wrong with the file. After it comes up I can bookmark it to avoid not typing the full path next time. It would be so easy to make an app for this. Thanks for the tip!
     
  6. ermAndroid

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    Update your phone to 2.1. The file:// line should work although it still can not be added as a shortcut on the start screen.
     

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