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Windows 7: Office hyperlinks open in wrong program

17 Jan 2010   #1

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Office hyperlinks open in wrong program


I am on a new PC running Windows 7, having used Vista previously. On Vista, I had a spreadsheet with hyperlinks to several images stored on my HDD. They opened in Photo Gallery when clicked.

Now, on 7, they always open in MSIE8, even though default program for pictures is set to Live Photo Gallery. This happens in both Office Professional XP and Office 2010 Professional beta.

Is there any way to make them open in photo gallery?


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28 Mar 2011   #2

Windows & Home Premium 64 bit

I phoned Microsoft they told me that all hyperlinks will only open in IE. I want my hyperlinks to jpeg files to open in Windows photo viewer not IE . If anyone can solve, this much appreciated??? BTW The default program to open the jpeg file is already set to open with windows photo viewer. I tried disabling IE8 and then the excel hyperlink ceases to work at all. Why microsoft does not give any flexiblilty about hyperlink file opening programs is beyond me, as they are all microsoft products anyway. The only thing I can think of is that it is microsoft insisting that you keep IE enabled on your windows 7 operating system. Give us break Microsoft, you are making more and more people go to Apple/Mac!!!!! Can someone help me with a not too complex fix, i.e no major surgery on the registry, minor day surgery ok.Thanks.
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