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Clicking any URL link in a Outlook message windows launches an installer application

Posted on 2004-08-17
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I have an odd problem that I haven't been able to figure out. I'm using Outlook 2002 SP3. When I open a message and click a URL link, a installer application (.net based, I believe) is launched. It's the same installer every time, no matter what link I click. Anyone know how I can stop this from happening?

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Rod
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Rod,

First make sure that Internet explorer is the browser you want to open those URL's

Then Make IE as the default Web browser

Then go to My computer --> tools --> Folder options --> File types
Click on "NONE (URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol)
Click on "Advanced" and Click on "Edit"
and under "Application used to perform action"
give this

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome

Restart the machine and check if that URL would open fine now

Also make sure all html files are opened by default using IE

SR
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Thank you much, SR! That did it!

Rod
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Excellant.. Thanks for the feedback

SR
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