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Resolve Umbraco issue with adding links and HTML editor in Internet Explorer (IE)

The following shows how to resolve issues in Umbraco where the HTML viewer/editor and other features such as Insert Link editor do not work in later versions of Internet Explorer. The changes below force the editor into compatibility mode but leave the rest of the site functioning normally. These changes are an alternative to upgrading the site to the latest version of Umbraco:

Add the following immediately after the opening HEAD tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

Into the following 2 files:



Delete all files in the following folder:


Increment the client dependency  version by one <clientDependency version="X"> in the following file:


Close Internet Explorer and then re-open, you should now be able to open the HTML editor and also insert links.

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