How do I make internet explorer the default browser in an email link? Solved

  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
       11 Sep 2016 #1

    How do I make internet explorer the default browser in an email link?

    I went into default apps in settings and chose internet explorer. Shortcuts on the desktop and links within web pages all open with internet explorer. However when I click on a link in an email it asks me to choose a browser and lists the 3 that are on this computer. How do I get it to just open all links in emails with internet explorer?

    Are there specific extension defaults that I need to change?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,922
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Sep 2016 #2

    Apparently this is a known bug with a known fix, in either Microsoft's 'fix it for me' or the 'here's what to edit in the registry' form.

    This problem occurs if your computer has the following configuration:

    • Windows 10
    • Internet Explorer 11 set as the default browser
    • Either Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2007

    This problem occurs because data is missing from the registry.
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  3. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       11 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks Bree!
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