Can't open links in Windows Mail


  1.    11 Jul 2007 #1
    Janet Guest

    Can't open links in Windows Mail


    I click on a link in email and an message pops up with the link address in it
    with "application not found" under it. I've tried changing the program access
    and default settings but they won't change. I am using Windows Vista Home
    Premium with Windows Mail.
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  2.    11 Jul 2007 #2
    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs.
    Make sure it has Internet Explorer as the default web browser.

    Gary VanderMolen


    "Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:86A7023E-46CB-42F4-A615-FB8CECFBEFDD@microsoft.com...
    >I click on a link in email and an message pops up with the link address in it
    > with "application not found" under it. I've tried changing the program access
    > and default settings but they won't change. I am using Windows Vista Home
    > Premium with Windows Mail.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    11 Jul 2007 #3
    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Do you get an error message when you attempt to set the default mail
    program?

    steve

    "Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:86A7023E-46CB-42F4-A615-FB8CECFBEFDD@microsoft.com...
    >I click on a link in email and an message pops up with the link address in
    >it
    > with "application not found" under it. I've tried changing the program
    > access
    > and default settings but they won't change. I am using Windows Vista Home
    > Premium with Windows Mail.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    11 Jul 2007 #4
    Janet Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    No, no error message when attempting to set default. I followed Gary's advice
    and the problem is now fixed but I'm left wondering why did it not change in
    the default program's part?

    Anyway, thanks guys, much appreciated

    "Steve Cochran" wrote:

    > Do you get an error message when you attempt to set the default mail
    > program?
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:86A7023E-46CB-42F4-A615-FB8CECFBEFDD@microsoft.com...
    > >I click on a link in email and an message pops up with the link address in
    > >it
    > > with "application not found" under it. I've tried changing the program
    > > access
    > > and default settings but they won't change. I am using Windows Vista Home
    > > Premium with Windows Mail.

    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    11 Jul 2007 #5
    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Glad you got it working. For those who missed it, Janet's issue was
    fixed by: "Go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs.
    Make sure it has Internet Explorer as the default web browser."

    Gary VanderMolen

    "Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A9737DAB-DDE5-46BF-9781-2CD9EC2A4B1F@microsoft.com...
    > No, no error message when attempting to set default. I followed Gary's advice
    > and the problem is now fixed but I'm left wondering why did it not change in
    > the default program's part?
    >
    > Anyway, thanks guys, much appreciated
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >
    >> Do you get an error message when you attempt to set the default mail
    >> program?
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:86A7023E-46CB-42F4-A615-FB8CECFBEFDD@microsoft.com...
    >> >I click on a link in email and an message pops up with the link address in
    >> >it
    >> > with "application not found" under it. I've tried changing the program
    >> > access
    >> > and default settings but they won't change. I am using Windows Vista Home
    >> > Premium with Windows Mail.

    >>
    >>
    >>


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  6.    20 Oct 2007 #6
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    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    ...what if you don't want to use IE as your default browser?
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  7.    20 Oct 2007 #7
    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Then you are at the mercy of the developers of the other browsers,
    as far as how competent they are to make them compatible with Vista.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "mdumiak" <mdumiak.2yrg84@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message news:mdumiak.2yrg84@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > ..what if you don't want to use IE as your default browser?
    >
    >
    > --
    > mdumiak
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  8.    10 Nov 2007 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2007
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium
    Local Time: 03:31


     

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs.
    Make sure it has Internet Explorer as the default web browser.

    Gary VanderMolen



    Did this and it worked- thanks Gary.

    Incidentally the default was changed because Firefox was installed without me asking when I accepted an upgrade from Real Player. I uninstalled Firefox but I hadn't realised that it must have removed IE as the default browser.

    I only use Real Player under protest because it's required to view video content from the BBC website - you have been warned!!

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  9.    10 Nov 2007 #9
    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't open links in Windows Mail


    Thanks for the feedback.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "berkshire_yorkie" <berkshire_yorkie.2ztu6b@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message news:berkshire_yorkie.2ztu6b@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > -Go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Programs.-
    > -Make sure it has Internet Explorer as the default web browser.-
    >
    > -Gary VanderMolen-
    >
    >
    >
    > Did this and it worked- thanks Gary.
    >
    > Incidentally the default was changed because Firefox was installed
    > without me asking when I accepted an upgrade from Real Player. I
    > uninstalled Firefox but I hadn't realised that it must have removed IE
    > as the default browser.
    >
    > I only use Real Player under protest because it's required to view
    > video content from the BBC website - you have been warned!!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > berkshire_yorkie
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