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Windows 7: Hyperlinks not working in Outlook and Word

27 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Hyperlinks not working in Outlook and Word

Hyperlinks are not working, neither in Word nor in Outlook. I presume I have to set something somewhere but don't know what it is. In Outlook I get the dialog: General failure. The URL was ... . An error occurred in sending the command to the application. In Word nothing happens at all. No message, no opening of Firefox or IE.

Thanks all.

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28 Oct 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

My mind reading abilities are a bit slow today....

* What version of Outlook & Word are you using?

* How long have you had this problem?

* Have you a System Restore Point created PRIOR to the problem occurring?

* BTW >check to see if this applies.
In Outlook go to Tools > 0ptions > Mail format > Message Format and make sure html is selected > Apply

* Links that may provide you with some useful information.

Fix hyperlinks in Outlook Express and Word - Microsoft Fix it BLOG - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Hyperlinks do not work in Outlook Express or in Word

Block or unblock links in suspicious phishing messages - Outlook -
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31 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
Problem Solved

Actually just downloaded and ran the Fixit ( and everything is just fine now.

Many thanks.
Appreciate you taking the time. Glad there are some of you around
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31 Oct 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Good news indeed.
Thanks for reporting back.
Safe surfing.

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