Windows 10: Locate link browser Solved

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  1. Posts : 10
    Various, including W7, W10, 2008R2, Linux, Android, OS X...
       27 Jan 2016 #11

    Thank you, Bucket.
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  2.    04 Feb 2016 #12

    Tater said: View Post
    This absolutely worked like a charm without a reboot. I too had set IE as default and pointed the Locate Link Browser Dialogue to IE. This, as was mentioned by other posters, allowed IE to open but only to the homepage. Bucket's fix allowed IE to go to the actual link instead of the homepage.
    For the less technical of you folks out there.
    1. Backup the registry! You could hose yer machine! Regedit>File>Export Make sure all Hives are selected to export.
    2. Select and Copy Bucket's solution. Include the "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" part.
    3. On the Desktop, Right Click and choose New>Text Document.
    4. If you can't see the file extension( the .txt at the end of the file), open File Explorer, Click on View at the top and put a checkmark in File Name Extensions. IMO it is a good idea to leave this checked as viral attachments often disguise themselves with fake icons.i.e. you have what looks like a .pdf attachment but it actually has the .exe extension.You would never see this .exe otherwise
    5. Open the .txt document you created and paste in Bucket's solution.Save.
    6.Rename the file to have a .reg extension instead of the .txt extension. Windows will question your decision. Assure it that's what you want to do.
    7. Double-click the file you created (that now appears as a bunch of green cubes) and allow the entries to be imported into your registry. Windows will prompt...you confirm and you are done.

    Thanks a lot for the solution Bucket..yer good people.

    Tater
    Thanks to Bucket and Tater. Worked like a champ. Just 1 slight twist to Tater's instructions. When I went to paste Bucket's update into my new text file it tried to use my word processing editor (I use Open Office) and that file didn't work to update the registry. Then I used the "open with" option and used Wordpad to do the paste everything worked and it solved my problem.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10
       06 May 2016 #13

    Just Shift-click on the link in the email. (Hold down the Shift key and while holding it then click on the link.) That worked for me. None of the other suggestions worked for me.
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  4. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       07 May 2016 #14

    Bucket said: View Post
    Steps causing the issue:
    1. I installed Office Pro 2003 (and SP3) on Windows10.
    2. I had the issue that web links in Outlook did not open, giving with dialogue: 'Locate Link Browser', so I gave the location of IExplore.exe in this dialogue.

    Now all outlook web links open to my explorer home page and not to the target of the link. <-- THIS IS THE ISSUE to be solved.

    Solution:
    Outlook is trying to open HTML using a specific CommandID called 'IE.Protocol' which was not present in the registry on my machine.
    In the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell] registry key there are various commands for opening HTML files. On my machine I added the 'opennew' command which includes the IE.Protocol CommandID using the registry entries below:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew]
    @="&Open"
    "MUIVerb"="@C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-5731"
    "CommandId"="IE.Protocol"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\command]
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe" %1"
    "DelegateExecute"="{17FE9752-0B5A-4665-84CD-569794602F5C}"


    Note:
    You can also delete the 'InternetBrowserPath' string value from the registry key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences]
    This registry string value is created and set when you answer the 'Locate Link Browser' dialogue and it is unnecessary if the link can be made correctly via the IE.Protocol method which the solution above fixed on my machine.
    Tater said: View Post
    This absolutely worked like a charm without a reboot. I too had set IE as default and pointed the Locate Link Browser Dialogue to IE. This, as was mentioned by other posters, allowed IE to open but only to the homepage. Bucket's fix allowed IE to go to the actual link instead of the homepage.
    For the less technical of you folks out there.
    1. Backup the registry! You could hose yer machine! Regedit>File>Export Make sure all Hives are selected to export.
    2. Select and Copy Bucket's solution. Include the "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" part.
    3. On the Desktop, Right Click and choose New>Text Document.
    4. If you can't see the file extension( the .txt at the end of the file), open File Explorer, Click on View at the top and put a checkmark in File Name Extensions. IMO it is a good idea to leave this checked as viral attachments often disguise themselves with fake icons.i.e. you have what looks like a .pdf attachment but it actually has the .exe extension.You would never see this .exe otherwise
    5. Open the .txt document you created and paste in Bucket's solution.Save.
    6.Rename the file to have a .reg extension instead of the .txt extension. Windows will question your decision. Assure it that's what you want to do.
    7. Double-click the file you created (that now appears as a bunch of green cubes) and allow the entries to be imported into your registry. Windows will prompt...you confirm and you are done.

    Thanks a lot for the solution Bucket..yer good people.

    Tater
    jph1953 said: View Post
    It worked for me too! I found out the Internet Explorer must be open first. If so it works like it should.
    Interesting.
    Something new to learn.
    Thanks.
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  5.    11 Aug 2016 #15

    Bucket said: View Post
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\command]
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe" %1"
    This is a good correction for the problem I had but it assumes an insecure computer that allows easy changes to system registry keys. A better user registry key that works for both insecure and secure computers is:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\htmlfile\shell\opennew\command]
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE" %1"
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  6.    22 Mar 2017 #16

    Joining the Forum seemed to make it work!


    Registry editing did not seem to make any difference, tried both.
    Also could not find entries in registry that were exactly as I thought I had edited.
    The last time I edited a registry was with edlin in DOS 4!
    Shift and triple click worked.
    Link to confirm joining Forum worked directly!!!!!

    Now other links work direcly as well !!!!!
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