How To Change MAILTO: Protocol To OEClassic or Thunderbird? (W10CE)

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  1. Posts : 547
    Win10 Pro - x64 latest build
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    How To Change MAILTO: Protocol To OEClassic or Thunderbird? (W10CE)


    As the header asks, anyone cracked how to get MAILTO: to look for a programme in the list rather than an App?
    God I hate what MS have done to this edition of Windows.
    I found the following online and using the first batch file I managed to at least get .eml extension to associate with a 3rd party program (OEClassic in my case).
    But after using the 2nd batch file I can't get the MAILTO Protocol to look for a 3rd party programme even though the old interface does display OK.
    Can anyone guide me on this?

    To invoke the old "Set your default programs" interface in 1709 formulate batch files:

    control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram

    To invoke the old "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" interface in 1709:

    control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc

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    Just in case other Control Panel applets have this happen, you can find the various page names using the Windows Dev Center's list of Canonical Names of Control Panel Items:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
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  2. Posts : 17,831
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    If it's a mail client, paste C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram into a Run box and set the client to run all defaults:

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  3. Posts : 547
    Win10 Pro - x64 latest build
    Thread Starter
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    Unfortunately it isn't listed.
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  4. Posts : 17,831
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    Ex_Brit said:
    Unfortunately it isn't listed.
    Try C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageFileAssoc and set the protocol there.

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  5. Posts : 547
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    This is what I get and I have a feeling it maybe because OEClassic is a 32-bit programme...or is that not important?
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  6. Posts : 17,831
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    Can you not scroll down on that dialog box to "More apps" or, further yet, "Look for another app on this PC"?
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  7. Posts : 547
    Win10 Pro - x64 latest build
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    No unfortunately, that's all that's offered. Strangely enough near the top of the list I easily changed .eml to be associated with OEClassic using a batch file to open the old dialog but the MAILTO: is proving to be a PITA as is the actual Default Program. I've emailed the software developer for help.
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  8. Posts : 24,665
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    I had a similar problem. I wanted to use the Firefox browser and my webmail account for MAILTO. Firefox wasn't available to select, not because Firefox wasn't capable, but because its Setup hadn't declared Firefox to be capable of mailto in its registry settings. I added the relevant key and now can select and use Firefox/webmail. See my post #29 in this thread...

    Mailto: in Browsers not working
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  9. Posts : 547
    Win10 Pro - x64 latest build
    Thread Starter
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    I can use mailto in Firefox and choose OEClassic, that's fixed but I still can't select it for the OS's MAILTO Protocol. It just doesn't offer any external programme at all except Outlook and/or GMail and those only because they're apps. It won't allow me to browse my Programs list.
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  10. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
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    Ex_Brit said:
    I can use mailto in Firefox and choose OEClassic, that's fixed but I still can't select it for the OS's MAILTO Protocol. It just doesn't offer any external programme at all except Outlook and/or GMail and those only because they're apps. It won't allow me to browse my Programs list.
    That's inconceivable! Do you have that "Only install Apps from the Store" thing going on in Settings?
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