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It works OK in Internet explorer, but with Chrome/Firefox I get errors opening the .application file which is downloaded - typically something along the lines of

...application is missing required files

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

Chrome has an extension to launch ClickOnce applications. It includes a mime type mapper that will correctly launch x-ms-applications when a link to a .application is clicked.

You can find it here:

Adding that will allow you to open the Template Builder from Chrome just as you would in IE, not sure if something similar exists from Firefox.

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You'll want to disable the extension immediately after installing TemplateBuilder. It injects Ads into your pages. – robrtc Jun 24 '14 at 9:14
@robrtc I don't think I ever saw an ad in my pages, but there is an option to disable the ads in the extension options too. – Bart Koopman Jul 9 '14 at 7:47

It's not supported by default, but you can try this add-in:

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In addition to what Bart & user978511 has suggested to use for Chrome; for FireFox as well there is a similar Add-on - FxClickonce 0.1. This is available at below URL from where you can add it to your FireFox Browser:


Or you may want to search for it in your Browser Add-on Page.

In addition to using ClickOnce add on for Chrome & FireFox OR using Internet Explorer by default to download the Content Porter or Template Builder, you can additionally do the following as well:

  • Content Porter: Copy the cp.application file from your Tridion Installation from following path: /TridionRoot/Content Porter/ImportExportService/Client/cp.application and install using it
  • Template Builder: Copy the TcmTemplateBuilder.application from your Tridion Installation from the following path: /TridionWeb/TemplateBuilder/TcmTemplateBuilder.application and install using it
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