Links nolonger work from Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by David, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 and now the links in outlook express no
    longer work. How can I fix this without going back to ver. 6?
    David, Nov 18, 2006
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  2. David

    BillD Guest

    Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs -> e-mail and newsgroups
    select Outlook Express
    BillD, Nov 18, 2006
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  3. David

    Gordon Guest

    See if this works:

    In IE go to Tools-Internet Options-Programs and click on "Make Internet
    explorer Default"
    Gordon, Nov 18, 2006
  4. David

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Set Program Access and Defaults |
    Browser: IE /must/ be chosen here if you're running IE7 and want such links
    to work.

    If still no joy:


    If nothing happens when you click a link:
    Open Windows Explorer, or the Control Panel.
    Go to Tools | Folder Options | File Types.
    Scroll down to [NONE] URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol (NOT URL:Internet
    Shortcut) and select it.
    Click Edit or Advanced, depending on your Windows version.
    Select 'open'.
    Click Edit.

    "Application used to perform this action" should read:

    "C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome (Check the path to
    iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct and use the double quotes.)

    DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have:

    #3 (blank)


    URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy should be the same.

    Sometimes it is necessary to uncheck Use DDE.
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 18, 2006
  5. David

    David Guest


    Of the three, yours was the one that fixed the problem.


    David, Nov 18, 2006
  6. David

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    You're welcome. Glad it worked and thanks for the feedback.
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP Outlook Express

    Bruce Hagen, Nov 18, 2006
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    cvthorpe Guest

    do you think this will fix my problem of shortcut links on my desktop not
    initiating with IE7 but they used to work with IE6?

    cvthorpe, Nov 18, 2006
  8. David

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Totally different problem. This is only for links in e-mail.

    If you haven't already, start your own post. I'm pretty much only here to
    help with IE7 / OE6 problems and I don't know the answer for your question.

    Good luck.
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP Outlook Express

    Bruce Hagen, Nov 19, 2006
  9. David

    cvthorpe Guest

    Thanks Bruce, I'm pretty sure this is an IE7 as problems started immediately
    after installing it and the desktop links were working fine with IE6. I
    noticed several posts that touch on the links not working and shortcut issues
    but no one has responded with any possible solutions. For those of us use to
    saving our favorites on the desktop in order to make the quick link into IE -
    tis no more with IE7...bummer...

    cvthorpe, Nov 19, 2006
  10. Try it and let us know.

    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 19, 2006
  11. David

    nanclark Guest

    I want to thank you Bruce for your help. I emailed Microsoft directly & did
    get a reply with suggestions to the links not working in IE7. The suggestion
    was pretty much like yours, but omitted one thing. Apparently, a critical
    thing. you mentioned what to put in the URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol. I
    did what you wrote & it worked fine. The email from Microsoft omitted the
    "-nohome" part. And that made all the difference. Thank you.


    nanclark, Nov 25, 2006
  12. David

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback. And thanks to Frank Saunders,
    (also in this thread), where I borrowed the *Fix*.

    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP Outlook Express

    Bruce Hagen, Nov 25, 2006
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