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Windows 7: When I click on a Link, nothing happens! It used to work. What's up?

16 Aug 2017   #1
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
When I click on a Link, nothing happens! It used to work. What's up?

I am unsure of whet has changed in my System but it is preventing Links from working.
By working, I mean "going to the location the Link specifies".
What would cause this?

Best regards,

Mike Lynch


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16 Aug 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What link is it a link, HTML or other the association with it has been broken just needs resetting you. Need to know what's effected is link, HTM, HTML and what you want to open with it is, Firefox, chrome
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16 Aug 2017   #3
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
These are the Links.

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16 Aug 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You can reset all assosiations with our tools for doing the Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
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17 Aug 2017   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lynch View Post

When I pressed or clicked on them, they would take me to these sites. Not now?
Try another mouse
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17 Aug 2017   #6
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
I stopped using hair styling mousse years ago!

At 73, not much left to style!

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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17 Aug 2017   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lynch View Post
At 73, not much left to style!

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
Not Mousse - Mouse
Seriously though can you try another mouse?
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17 Aug 2017   #8
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

OK! I will get one.

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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17 Aug 2017   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In the meantime - Do you have anti virus software installed, and if so is it up to date?
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17 Aug 2017   #10
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

It's most likely NOT the mouse, but the File Associations. For some reason that has been lost or corrupted, within Windows. If you recently changed your default browser, that could be the culprit.

You will need to go into "Settings" and tell Windows what program you want to open those links with.

If you were here, or even close by (Central FL) I could fix it for you in a few minutes. And solve another hundred or more problems at the same time. It's what I do!

Try this:
Go to a link and right click on it. Then from the drop down Context menu, click on "Open With" and from there specify your Default Internet Browser, whether it be I.E, or Firefox, or even Chrome. SAVE your choice, reboot and try the link again. Now, it should work as you want.

Good Luck,
TechnoMage
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