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Windows 7: Can't open links in Windows Live e-mail

10 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't open links in Windows Live e-mail

I am at my wits end, I cannot open links in Windows Live, yesterday I could. I uninstalled new anti-virus and am not very good at file associations as I am NOT a techie type ( 68 years old ) but it is critical I get this fixed. Please can someone help in layman's terms?


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10 Jan 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Try the following ..

Go to CONTROL PANEL...

Click on DEFAULT PROGRAMS..

click on SET YOUR DEFAULT PROGRAMS...

Chose WINDOWS LIVE MAIL as your default program.
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10 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Tried that but it didn't correct the problem. Messages reads "this program does not have an associated file". Therein lies the problem I can't seem to fix.
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10 Jan 2014   #4

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Have you tried to Repair WLE through the Control Panel /Programs and Features / WLE / At the top change
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10 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 UnProfessional x64
 
 

You said you were able to open links yesterday; have you installed or uninstalled anything since then? If you have a system restore point, perhaps that will help you, rather than spending time troubleshooting.
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10 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Have you tried to Repair WLE through the Control Panel /Programs and Features / WLE / At the top change
I don't know what WLE is.
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10 Jan 2014   #7

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Windows Live Essentials
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12 Jan 2014   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nothing is particularly easy, but it should be doable.

Click on the Start button lower left> In the search box at the bottom of the start menu type Default Programs> Press enter key on your keyboard> Click on Set your default programs at the top> Select your web browser from the list (Internet Explorer likely)> Click on Set this program as default> Click on OK

Now do this

Click on the Start button lower left> In the search box at the bottom of the start menu type Default Programs> Press enter key on your keyboard> Click on Set program access and computer defaults at the bottom (Click Continue if you get a User Account Control prompt)> Select the Custom option> Click on the double arrow to the right of Custom> Choose a default web browser, select your default browser (likely Internet Explorer)> Make sure a check is in the box next to Enable access to this program

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Scroll down a bit to Choose a default e-mail program> Choose Use my current e-mail program> Again, make sure a check is in the box next to Enable access to this program

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Scroll to the bottom and click OK

See if links are now working in mail again.

A Guy


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25 Aug 2014   #9

Windows 7 64
 
 

A Guy, that did it. I was having the same problem and saw this forum. Thank you for the information.

Mark
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25 Aug 2014   #10

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Welcome to Seven Forums gyroflyer. You're welcome. Glad we could help you

A Guy
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