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Windows 7: Cannot use email links to get to Outlook

25 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

DeVandal, again, thank you for your help. I followed Microsoft's instructions to the letter in RegEdit:

Then I rebooted. I still didn't have a MAILTO protocol. I tried a MAILTO link in Internet Explorer and same result: "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is no properly installed."
Noticed that I inadvertently set the default value for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to URL:MAILTO Protocol. I doubt that hurt anything, but I deleted it. Now I'll reboot and try again.

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25 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, that sux. Try a re-install of Office.
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 Cannot use email links to get to Outlook

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