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Windows 7: problem with windows live mail


11 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
problem with windows live mail

when i get an email with a website address within the email in blue, when i click on it to go to that website i get a message reading

this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action please install on or if one already exists create an association in the default program control panel.

can abyone help me resolve this issue.

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11 Mar 2011   #2

Vista 32 Bit Basic
 
 

Usually when a file causes this problem it's because that file (TXT, BAK or whatever) doesn't have a program on your computer that will open it. Also when this happens you should have an option to choose which program you want to open it. Pick Internet Explorer or whichever browser you normally use. This should fix your problem.

Walt
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11 Mar 2011   #3

 
 

Here's some help: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

To associate a program, go to Start, Control Panel, Default Programs, then ‘Associate a file type or protocol with a program.’ Follow the on-screen directions.

Then, if you haven't chosen a default email program and/or web browser, go to Start, Control Panel, Default Programs, then ‘Set program access and computer defaults.’ Follow the on-screen directions, and be sure to check: 'Enable Access' for whatever apps you are setting at the default for your email and/or browser.
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11 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zebdog,

This is a issue with your URL file extension not having a default program associated to open it with. You can use Default Programs to make your web browser (ex: Internet Explorer) to be the default program with all of it's associations set to be opened by it as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

thanks shawn its now fixed
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12 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Zebdog. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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