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Windows 7: Mailto protocol missing

23 Feb 2012   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok, it sure is being stubborn.

How about here:

Mailto protocol missing-default1.jpg

Mailto protocol missing-default2.jpg

If not, see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to add Windows Live Mail (C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe) to the list of available programs in "Open with" to hopefully then be able to select it in Default Programs afterwards.

Open with - Add Program

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #12

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Hi Shawn

Tried the gpedit approach No joy..........

Created a mailto short-cut, then used open with, the only option available was "Internet Browser" what ever that is?

So browsed to WLM.exe and opened it...........Nothing happened.

I am at a loss with this one everywhere seems to lead to a dead end...Very frustrating.

I am thinking that this has to be a corruption of the Reg....Only way out re-install.

who knows what else will not work at some point.

Regards Abe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


As a last effort to try and avoid reinstaling Windows 7, you might create a new administrator account to see how it works while logged in it. This will help you know if it's just a issue in your original account or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Feb 2012   #14

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit


Tried new account........still the same.

Oh well re-install here I come, just as well I saved all my drivers,accounts, bookmarks and e-mails into Dropbox. That will save a bit of time.

Thanks again for all your help.

Best wishes Abe.......

I may return?????????????
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24 Feb 2012   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, it was worth a shot. I hope the reinstall goes smoothly for you.
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25 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abedrax View Post
...In default programs / Set program access and computer defaults / custom, I can choose WLM as my default email program, but when I return to that setting again it has reverted to "use current"...
That is normal behavior. For example, when IE shows the Page Options: "Send Page by Email" or "Send Link by Email" as greyed out (not working), doing what you said restores their functionality. This reminds me to ask if those Page options are functioning in IE. Also, if you click on does it open a WLM new message window?
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04 Oct 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Basic x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

I exported my MailTo protocol from my registry for WLM and attached it below as a REG file. If you like, you could download and merge the REG file, approve the merge (Run, Yes, Yes, OK), then restart the computer to hopefully have your MailTo back.
Thank you so much for that registry key! I made the mistake of messing with the MailTo protocol and the keys were damaged after that.

Sorry for bumping an old thread, but it was just what I needed. Can I ask what are the permissions for the classes_root\mailto key? I'm not sure if they are right after all the messing up. Thanks again
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05 Oct 2013   #18

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BobDiky View Post
Can I ask what are the permissions for the classes_root\mailto key?
I'm not sure I'm the best person to respond, since I sometimes mess with the permissions in the Windows folder. Also I've switched to Windows 8. But I don't think I purposely messed with that key in Regedit. I have full control for me, administrators, and system and read for restricted and all application packages.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2013   #19

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have the same default permission settings as Ron for that key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

For me this solution worked, without the need of intalling new software:

How to set Gmail as default email client in Windows 8? - Super User
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