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Windows 7: Can't open Hyperlinks

19 Apr 2013   #1
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Can't open Hyperlinks

My mates computer (Windows 7) is refusing to open any links and he gets the following message.

This file does not have a program associated with it for this action. Create an association in the set associations control panel.

Can somebody please tell me in Kidergarten language how to make adjustments and rectify the problem. We are in our 70s and 80s so if you could spell it out, you will not offend us.


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19 Apr 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

You could have him set Internet Explorer as the default program with all of it's associations set to it to fix this.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Apr 2013   #3
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink for the quick reply, it all make sense I will let you know when we have gone down that road and the result.
Cheers.....Simo
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20 Apr 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly.
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20 Apr 2013   #5
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink, every thing is fixed and back to normal. That was a problem that just suddenly happened, and maybe he clicked or switched something without knowing.
Anyway If anybody has a similar problem, the following is the way I told my mate to fix it.


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To do this,
Click Start
Click Control panel
Click Programs
Now under Default Programs, click set your default programs
Click Internet Explorer (2nd one down)
Click Set this program as default
Click OK

Now close all of that stuff and go back to one of my e-mails and DBL click a link and let me know how it went.
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20 Apr 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I'm happy to hear it's all sorted.
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