This Operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer

Office 2010 Professional.    Windows 7 64bit  Cannot open hyperlinks or email links on emails in Office Professional Outlook 2010.

When you click on a link, this pop occurs,
popup error message.   This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.  Please contact your system administrator.
This laptop is not part of a domain

I made IE my default browser.
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I seem to recall an issue like that from last year after an update, which was fixed a day or so later with a patch to the update.

Try installing all Office updates to today - that might fix it, and even if it doesn't, then good practice anyway :-)

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There have been security updates recently to Office 2010 and you should do these updates.

Look in Outlook, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings and review Automatic Download and Attachment handling. I loosened these settings to allow links and downloads.

See it that works.
If the above doesn't help, then try following the steps on this page - it is a 'not uncommon' problem: was setup by Sue Mosher, way back (probably 90s), then taken over by Diane Poremsky in the 2000s - Both having been Outlook MVPs.  The site is very well respected.

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Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP)PrincipalCommented:
You may also want to take a look at the following to see if it resolves the problem

Hyperlinks are not working in Outlook
if the problem us recent - do a system restore to a date all was ok
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:
Try opening outlook in safe mode to see if the problem still exists.

Windows Key + R
Type Outlook /safe

Test once outlook opens. If it works, chances are that an add-in is causing the problem. In that case, disable all add-ins and re-enable one by one until you find the troublesome one.

Also, go to Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, click on Office and go to uninstall - you should get a prompt to do a repair. Do a full repair of Office and then retest once done.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew

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