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Windows 7: Opening web address given by e-mail


11 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Opening web address given by e-mail

When I click on a web address sent by e-mail a box pops up and says "This file does not have a program to open blah blah--------".This has only started recently so can someone help?.


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11 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Check out this link. Default File Type Associations - Restore

The first fix might be able to resolve your issue.
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11 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Look here too and try the reg entry for both html and mhtml.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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11 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Archers suggestion failed to help but has left me with a file named "Search Protect" which is sticking like a burr to a blanket,thank you!!.
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11 Feb 2014   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you open web pages or local html files with your brower?

Right click the object in the eMail, select properties and paste that information in a new post.

I can't tell what it is from your description (a web address) or what application should try to open it. Just because it looks like a web address, doesn't mean it is.
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11 Feb 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Den,

As a test, see if setting Internet Explorer as the default program with all of it's associations may be able to help.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Pleased to advise that things seem to be working o.k.again and I wish to thank all who have proffered help.Have also managed to eject "SearchProtect" but had to use a combination of command prompt and taskmanager.
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12 Feb 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, what seemed to fix it?
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12 Feb 2014   #9

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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12 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

To be quite honest I am not too sure which was the magic elixir because like a fool and in sheer desperation I tried several regardless of consequences as I was on the verge of doing a reinstall.
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