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View JSON in Internet Explorer

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

Need to view JSON responses in IE?

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]
  1. Open Notepad and paste the following:
  2. 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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QuestionWorks with IE 11 and Win 10 1903 Pin
Christoph Hoppen6-Dec-19 6:12
MemberChristoph Hoppen6-Dec-19 6:12 
QuestionTested in Win7 / IE11 and It Works! Pin
Member 1385351831-May-18 10:39
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QuestionCan you help me ? Pin
ashishgupta12125-Oct-15 5:55
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QuestionIt does not work! Pin
Thornik22-May-14 8:09
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AnswerRe: It does not work! Pin
Takuan.Daikon19-Jun-14 18:20
MemberTakuan.Daikon19-Jun-14 18:20 
SuggestionAdd "application/x-json" and "text/json", then it works in most situations Pin
Peter BCKR21-May-14 3:46
MemberPeter BCKR21-May-14 3:46 
GeneralRe: Add "application/x-json" and "text/json", then it works in most situations Pin
Pong God28-Jan-15 12:33
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QuestionIE 11 Tested Pin
Hal Diggs20-May-14 10:19
professionalHal Diggs20-May-14 10:19 
QuestionIt is not working on IE 11 Pin
Zhao Jiang18-Apr-14 8:02
MemberZhao Jiang18-Apr-14 8:02 
GeneralIt Worked Pin
Rupesh Kumar Tiwari7-Feb-14 6:42
MemberRupesh Kumar Tiwari7-Feb-14 6:42 
Question5 stars Pin
PatrickMcDonald26-Oct-13 11:15
MemberPatrickMcDonald26-Oct-13 11:15 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
peterennis10-May-13 11:24
Memberpeterennis10-May-13 11:24 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 short, to the point, and it works!!! Pin
lvaluep21-Nov-11 2:43
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