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Outlook 2007 Email Links

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Curtis Family, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Curtis Family

    Curtis Family Flightless Bird

    I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I recently
    developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook 2007.
    Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really a
    url.

    [see error here]
    http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg

    In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not being
    set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults, it
    does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work from
    other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure if
    there is an error with Outlook only.

    --
    "I am not limited to the scope of my eyes, but rather to the range of my
    skies!"
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Curtis,

    No... the links are malformed... the person who sent you the email did not
    test to see if they worked before sending it to you.

    snip.

    "Windows cannot open this file:

    File: 01/

    Tell them not to send you file names with '/' characters in them... (I don't
    know how they could be doing that.. Windows stops you from using certain
    characters in file names)

    Use underscores "_" for spaces and forward slashes instead in file names.

    eg. tell them to 01/01/2010 Data.txt rename to 01_01_2010_Data.txt

    "Curtis Family" <CurtisFamily@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7F695F42-14FF-480A-9EAB-722B29DDAA7A@microsoft.com...
    > I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    > recently
    > developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    > 2007.
    > Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    > pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really
    > a
    > url.
    >
    > [see error here]
    > http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    >
    > In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    > being
    > set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    > it
    > does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    > don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    > from
    > other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure
    > if
    > there is an error with Outlook only.
    >
    > --
    > "I am not limited to the scope of my eyes, but rather to the range of my
    > skies!"
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Is Firefox or another alternate browser also installed?

    Are you configuring the Brower and Email defaults in the CUSTOM
    (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Curtis Family wrote:
    > I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    > recently
    > developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    > 2007.
    > Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    > pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really
    > a
    > url.
    >
    > [see error here]
    > http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    >
    > In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    > being
    > set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    > it
    > does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    > don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    > from
    > other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure
    > if there is an error with Outlook only.
     
  4. Curtis Family

    Curtis Family Flightless Bird

    There is no other browser installed. How would I do custom configuration. The
    previous reply indicates that the links are malformed but this applies to all
    links regardless of the sender. That would lead me to believe that is more of
    a problem within my system configuration rather than the link itself as I am
    able to open them on another computer in my home.
    --
    "I am not limited to the scope of my eyes, but rather to the range of my
    skies!"


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Is Firefox or another alternate browser also installed?
    >
    > Are you configuring the Brower and Email defaults in the CUSTOM
    > (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Curtis Family wrote:
    > > I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    > > recently
    > > developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    > > 2007.
    > > Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    > > pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really
    > > a
    > > url.
    > >
    > > [see error here]
    > > http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    > >
    > > In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    > > being
    > > set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    > > it
    > > does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    > > don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    > > from
    > > other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure
    > > if there is an error with Outlook only.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Change which programs Windows uses by default:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default

    Change default programs using Set Program Access and Computer Defaults:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...sing-Set-Program-Access-and-Computer-Defaults

    Fix for Application not found error when opening a hyperlink or URL (similar
    error)
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix-for-application-not-found-error-when-opening-an-url/


    Curtis Family wrote:
    > There is no other browser installed. How would I do custom configuration.
    > The previous reply indicates that the links are malformed but this applies
    > to all links regardless of the sender. That would lead me to believe that
    > is more of a problem within my system configuration rather than the link
    > itself as I am able to open them on another computer in my home.
    >
    >> Is Firefox or another alternate browser also installed?
    >>
    >> Are you configuring the Brower and Email defaults in the CUSTOM
    >> (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Curtis Family wrote:
    >>> I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    >>> recently
    >>> developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    >>> 2007.
    >>> Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a
    >>> box
    >>> pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is
    >>> really
    >>> a
    >>> url.
    >>>
    >>> [see error here]
    >>> http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    >>>
    >>> In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    >>> being
    >>> set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    >>> it
    >>> does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However,
    >>> I
    >>> don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    >>> from
    >>> other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not
    >>> sure
    >>> if there is an error with Outlook only.

    >>
    >> .
     
  6. lkholcombe

    lkholcombe Flightless Bird

    I have a similiar problem and only with files attached that are file001.jpg .
    On top of that previous emails with this that I used to be able to open are
    now no longer able to be opened either. It is not the sender who is the
    problem it is only those files labeled that way and the error says that there
    is an error in the image previewer. I have tried to repair my outlook but it
    still won't work and this problem appeared in the middle of a day when I had
    no updates or changes made to any of my programs. One minute I could open
    the file and the next email I couldnt preview the next one with the same name.

    I will try the fix listed in next reply and let you know what happens.

    "Curtis Family" wrote:

    > There is no other browser installed. How would I do custom configuration. The
    > previous reply indicates that the links are malformed but this applies to all
    > links regardless of the sender. That would lead me to believe that is more of
    > a problem within my system configuration rather than the link itself as I am
    > able to open them on another computer in my home.
    > --
    > "I am not limited to the scope of my eyes, but rather to the range of my
    > skies!"
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > Is Firefox or another alternate browser also installed?
    > >
    > > Are you configuring the Brower and Email defaults in the CUSTOM
    > > (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?
    > > --
    > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > >
    > >
    > > Curtis Family wrote:
    > > > I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    > > > recently
    > > > developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    > > > 2007.
    > > > Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    > > > pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really
    > > > a
    > > > url.
    > > >
    > > > [see error here]
    > > > http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    > > >
    > > > In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    > > > being
    > > > set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    > > > it
    > > > does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    > > > don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    > > > from
    > > > other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure
    > > > if there is an error with Outlook only.

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  7. lkholcombe

    lkholcombe Flightless Bird

    All my defaults were already set the way they should have been. I undid and
    redid all of them and restarted the computer but those same file001.jpg still
    cannot be previewed or opened now, including ones that had previously been
    opened without problem.

    Still looking for an answer to this previewer problem. Considering
    uninstalling and reinstalling outlook but dont want to lose all my emails.

    "lkholcombe" wrote:

    > I have a similiar problem and only with files attached that are file001.jpg .
    > On top of that previous emails with this that I used to be able to open are
    > now no longer able to be opened either. It is not the sender who is the
    > problem it is only those files labeled that way and the error says that there
    > is an error in the image previewer. I have tried to repair my outlook but it
    > still won't work and this problem appeared in the middle of a day when I had
    > no updates or changes made to any of my programs. One minute I could open
    > the file and the next email I couldnt preview the next one with the same name.
    >
    > I will try the fix listed in next reply and let you know what happens.
    >
    > "Curtis Family" wrote:
    >
    > > There is no other browser installed. How would I do custom configuration. The
    > > previous reply indicates that the links are malformed but this applies to all
    > > links regardless of the sender. That would lead me to believe that is more of
    > > a problem within my system configuration rather than the link itself as I am
    > > able to open them on another computer in my home.
    > > --
    > > "I am not limited to the scope of my eyes, but rather to the range of my
    > > skies!"
    > >
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Is Firefox or another alternate browser also installed?
    > > >
    > > > Are you configuring the Brower and Email defaults in the CUSTOM
    > > > (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?
    > > > --
    > > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > > > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Curtis Family wrote:
    > > > > I am running Vista Home Basic SP2 and MS Office Enterprise 2007. I
    > > > > recently
    > > > > developed a problem when clicking on the links in my emails in Outlook
    > > > > 2007.
    > > > > Instead of redirecting to IE8, the link is treated like a file and a box
    > > > > pops up that requires a program association for the "file" which is really
    > > > > a
    > > > > url.
    > > > >
    > > > > [see error here]
    > > > > http://cid-a507b3e76f1b727b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/outlook error.jpg
    > > > >
    > > > > In researching discussions it appears that this may be due to IE8 not
    > > > > being
    > > > > set as default, but when I try to set it as so through Program Defaults,
    > > > > it
    > > > > does not remain and Outlook does not remain as default email. However, I
    > > > > don't have another browser installed so I am not sure why. Links work
    > > > > from
    > > > > other Office apps like Word and Excel but not in Outlook, so I am not sure
    > > > > if there is an error with Outlook only.
    > > >
    > > > .
    > > >
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Feel free to begin a new thread about /your/ issues & computer.

    lkholcombe wrote:
    > I have a similiar problem and only with files attached that are
    > file001.jpg
    > . On top of that previous emails with this that I used to be able to open
    > are now no longer able to be opened either. It is not the sender who is
    > the
    > problem it is only those files labeled that way and the error says that
    > there is an error in the image previewer. I have tried to repair my
    > outlook but it still won't work and this problem appeared in the middle of
    > a day when I had no updates or changes made to any of my programs. One
    > minute I could open the file and the next email I couldnt preview the next
    > one with the same name.
    >
    > I will try the fix listed in next reply and let you know what happens.

    <snip hijacked thread>
     
  9. computerdonh

    computerdonh Flightless Bird

    I discovered the IE was not set as the default browser.
    Once I set IE as the default browser it worked properly.
     

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