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View JSON in Internet Explorer

, 21 May 2014 CPOL
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A simple Registry change will enable IE to display JSON responses.

Need to view JSON responses in IE?

  1. Open Notepad and paste the following:
  2. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;
    ; Tell IE 7,8,9,10,11 to open JSON documents in the browser on Windows XP and later.
    ; 25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13 is the CLSID for the "Browse in place" .
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/json]
  3. Save document as IE-Json.reg and then run it.

Note: This has been tested on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 using IE 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Edit: Thank you to peterennis for testing in IE 10.

Edit: Thank you to all testing in the various environments.


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionIt does not work! PinmemberThornik22-May-14 9:09 
AnswerRe: It does not work! PinmemberTakuan.Daikon19-Jun-14 19:20 
SuggestionAdd "application/x-json" and "text/json", then it works in most situations PinmemberPeter BCKR21-May-14 4:46 
GeneralRe: Add "application/x-json" and "text/json", then it works in most situations PinmemberPong God28-Jan-15 13:33 
QuestionIE 11 Tested PinmemberHal Diggs20-May-14 11:19 
QuestionIt is not working on IE 11 PinmemberZhao Jiang18-Apr-14 9:02 
GeneralIt Worked PinmemberRupesh Kumar Tiwari7-Feb-14 7:42 
Question5 stars PinmemberPaddy_McDonald26-Oct-13 12:15 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberpeterennis10-May-13 12:24 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 short, to the point, and it works!!! Pinmemberlvaluep21-Nov-11 3:43 

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