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By nobby4949 ·
Of late the weblinks in my Outlook Express are not opening. With each link I now have to hold Crtl whereas before it was automatic. how do i fix that?

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by tumtum73 In reply to Outlook not handling link ...

First of all I would try the old standby - REBOOT!!!

That seems to fix more than one problem. Next try:

In Outlook Express try going to Tools | Options |Security Tab

If "Restricted Sites Zone" is checked, change it to Internet Zone.
If "Do Not Allow Attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus" try unchecking it.

Good Luck,

Steve

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by nobby4949 In reply to

I figured it out myself. It seems the file associations were severed. I had to go to Control Panel and restablish the associations in Folder Options/File Type. File extension .URL was not associated with explorer.

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by tumtum73 In reply to Outlook not handling link ...

OK, I did a Google search and found a bunch of folks having the same problem. Below are a few links to other forums that might have the answer.

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=32914&messageID=378968

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20836041.html

http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/eroutlok.htm#OELINKS

Good luck!

Steve

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by nobby4949 In reply to

I figured it out myself. It seems the file associations were severed. I had to go to Control Panel and restablish the associations in Folder Options/File Type. File extension .URL was not associated with explorer.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Outlook not handling link ...

Sounds to me like you now have word set up as your default e-mail reader/editor. I don't know which version of Outlook you are using, but check under tools > options > mail options.

Hope this helps....good luck!

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by nobby4949 In reply to

I figured it out myself. It seems the file associations were severed. I had to go to Control Panel and restablish the associations in Folder Options/File Type. File extension .URL was not associated with explorer.

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