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Windows 7: Auto-Link URL from Excel 2007 is blocked

23 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Auto-Link URL from Excel 2007 is blocked

After a recent Windows 7 update, I can no longer execute URL's from Excel. I receive the following message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.Please contact your system administrator.

I am the system administrator.

Running: Windows 7 Professional

Office 2007

Is this an Excel control, a Windows 7 control or a firewall control?

McAfee firewall is on and Windows firewall is off.

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26 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 64bit

Hi LarryMarshall,

While researching, I came across a thread with a similar issue that seems to have worked. You may want to refer to the steps: Excel 2010 Error Message "This operation has been cancelled due to - Microsoft Community

Note: The steps involve 'Registry changes'; please ensure that you create a 'System Restore Point' before attempting these steps: System Restore Point - Create

Hope this helps.

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27 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional
Problem solved - Thanks

This solved the problem.

Thanks very much
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01 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Hi LarryMarshall,

Glad that the issue is fixed; thank you for the confirmation.

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