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#1 banto

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:22 AM

I'm using Firefox most of the time, but need to use IE7 for microsoft sites (updates etc). When I type an address in the address bar I get a box saying "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control panel.
I've tried the folder options, but I'm afraid that I can't find a way of creating an association.

Also, if I'm not asking too much, when I click on a link in outlook express it does not re-direct me to that link, do I need to alter something to allow this.

Many thanks (in anticipation) from my very first post (on this or any other forum)

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer banto :thumbsup:

Sounds like one or more registered file associations are configured incorrectly. To repair the associations, please follow the instructions from "Inside Outlook Express": Hyperlinks in messages stop working.
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#3 banto

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:34 AM

Many thanks for your quick reply,
I tried what you suggested but when I opened:-

Control Panel:
Folder OPtions:
File Types:
URL etc etc :
ADVANCED
There were no "actions" listed in the "ACTIONS" box

After checking one or two other File Types, I tried typing "Open" in the (NEW) actions box and pasted your C/ Program files etc. etc into the "Application used to Perform Action" box
and got the "specified program could not be found" box.

Do I need to re-install IE?

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:28 AM

I've downloaded and re-installed IE now and all seems perfect.

It just strikes me that there was probably a much simpler solution and that I have somehow messed up some options.
Anyway thanks, and I will continue to read the site and in particular the (very good) tutorials

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:41 AM

Glad to hear you've got it all sorted out, banto :thumbsup:

For new members, along with the the Tutorials section, we always recommend the New User Orientation section, to get familiarized with how the board works.
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