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"choose the program you want to use to open this file" when opening hyperlinks in Outlook 2007

Posted on 2010-09-15
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I have already selected IE and checked the box to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", multiple times.

It hasn't helped. It still wants me to choose a program every time.

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit.
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Question by:itentive
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by:Gilesmp
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Is Internet Explorer set as your default browser?
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Yes
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by:athomsfere
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Did you at one point have another browser set as the default?

My guess is a bad reg key.

Have you tried it from another profile same machine? That should at least verify if its HKEY Current user, or machine wide.
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by:Gilesmp
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Ok, can you try the following:

Click Start, select Control Panel
Cick Programs
Underneath Default Programs, select Set your default programs
In the Programs list, highlight Internet Explorer and click Choose Defaults for this program
Check that they are all selected, if not Select All and then Save

If that doesn't work, try running this batch file to restore the IE associations (http://www.local-it-guy.com/tips/restrictions.html and download the ZIP file)
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by:itentive
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@athomsfere:  It's machine-wide. Happens on multiple user accounts.

@gilesmp: The default programs are already correct, and I tried the batch file.  Same problem
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StefanKamp earned 250 total points
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You proably have uninstalled Google Chrome:
Read this, it will solve the issue:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=6223bc3b0294b96a&hl=en

Hope this helps.

Br. Stefan
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@Stefankamp: I gave those registry changes a shot. No go.
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Did you have Chrome installed before.  I have seen this error before and the user reinstalled Chrome, set that as default, set IE as default again and all was back to normal.
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