Thanks for your response. very generous. i tried the program but doesnt bring up html files.
i thought maybe they would come in firefox or internet explorer.

i simply want to input "ran24045.htm" and have the file come up in firefox or internet explorer or a program that reads htm not sure if notepad would do it. but the program above doesnt respond.
i changed the folder name to the appropriate one. the previous one that you did with the text files is great except it needs to now bring up an htm file.