Problem with Hyperlinks in Excel (10,13) with Windows 10  

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Problem with Hyperlinks in Excel (10,13) with Windows 10

    I have a multi tab Excel spreadsheet. I can open any of the tabs, hyperlinks on my Windows 7 system without problems On Windows 10, I get the warning message: Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer ... I find my Microsoft sites that describe this problem and have suggested adding a registry item.

    DWORD: DisableHyperlinkWarning 1

    That does not correct the problem. I m hoping that someone else out there has seen this and has a solid solution


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    Will do.... Always want to give credit to a helping person(s)
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    W10-Pro 22H2

    Is this for links to specific file types, or just web pages? I have had fun with links to pdf files (locally stored), and if that is it may be able to help.
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  3. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi there

    I think this method should work depending on which office version you are using -- try the first solution rather than messing about with registry edits.

    How to disable Hyperlink Warnings for Office programs

    I've got no probs with hyperlinks --- works perfectly in EXCEL 2019 (PRO X-64)

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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    My EXEC is Office 2016. It does not contain the same uncheck boxes as yours indicated. I do have the item in the Registry for DisableHyperlinkWarning set to 1. Still no difference I get that warning message anytime I open a hyperlink

    My spreadsheet has hyperlinks which open other Excel files in the same directory. So its opening another existing file. The same spreadsheet works fine on Windows 7 with Office 2010
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    windows 10

    After the early July 2020 major Windows 10 update my excel hyperlinks no longer work and I get a "Your organization's policies are preventing us from completing this action for you" notice instead... any solutions please?
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  6. Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

    Sparkz8 - Is Firefox your default browser? If so try the following. I got it from somewhere on the internet and it worked for me: -

    Problem message "This Operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your administrator" in Excel 2010 (win 7) when try to open a hyperlink. Opening links within emails is not an issue. It is only from within Excel docs that the problem arises.

    Just ran across this problem myself after upgrading from Firefox 32-bit to Firefox 64-bit v55.x. The result is that the Windows registry "forgets" how to open a hyperlink. You need to modify the registry as follows: -
    • .htm, .html, .shtml, .xht, .xhtml keys were all set with a (Default) REG_SZ value of "FirefoxHTML" or “Value not set” (without quotes).
    • the FirefoxHTML key, however, had no instruction for opening a FirefoxHTML doc type
    • so I simply had to add these registry keys/values: -

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    Enter value: - @="&Open"

    Create the “command” key, then in it: -
    Enter value: - @=""C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1""

    Create the “ddeexec” key

    This provided a clear open instruction.

    Firefox 64-bit may have added a new class key "FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB", which did have an "shell\open" subkey, which I used as source for reg entries, above.
    Sticking to my policy of minimal necessary registry change, simply adding the FirefoxHTML\shell\open... subkey was the minimal change that I needed to make.
    If problem reoccurs then check the registry entries above to see if they have been changed.
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  7. Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Thanks Wiganken for your help, though I'm not a techi and the idea of mucking about with the registry spooks me. I'm amazed that it is so complicated to fix a simple issue which you would of thought MS would have realised since the update and issued a patch to fix the problem as excel is so common.
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