Hyperlinks do not open from within Outlook

Assume that you set Internet Explorer as your default browser in Windows. When you click a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook, you receive one of the following error messages, depending on your Outlook version:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

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Resolution

 Verify that the String (Default) value of the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \.html" key is "htmlfile"

Step One: Select Start Run.

Step Two: In the Open box, type regedit, and then select OK.

Step Three: Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \.html

Step Four: Make sure that the value of the String (Default) is "htmlfile". If it's not "htmlfile", right-click (Default), select Modify, input htmlfile in the Value data box, and then select OK

Some versions of Firefox over write this value.

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Article ID: 38854
Created
Fri 9/8/17 4:28 PM
Modified
Fri 11/1/19 10:55 AM