With apologies if I've posted in the wrong section, here is my story (I have Windows 7 Home Ed.):
The best way to save photos sent as attachments in Outlook 2007 has been to choose "Other Actions" from the top of the Message Box, and then "View in Browser" (followed by a right-click on the photo, leading to the save function). This has been working fine for me until today...
When I tried, the message opened in my "Opera" browser, which was weird, since I've selected "Chrome" as my default. Worse, the photo did not show, so I went about seeing how I may open my e-mails in a different browser.
Experience from the past has taught me "Firefox" is pretty hardy with related matters, and I thought giving Firefox a go would not be a a bad idea; but I decided on choosing "Internet Explorer" (which I never use) as my default for a quick test. (What harm could it do? I thought. I could always choose another browser as a default. Right...?)
At the test's conclusion, the photo did not show in IE either, which made me even more determined to try Firefox. However, after choosing Firefox as my default, the Outlook messages are still opening in Internet Explorer.
Looking around as to what I might do, the best clue was provided by this page (although it addresses a different problem), and aside from more troubling solutions such as reinstalling Firefox (I'd rather avoid doing that) and fooling around with the registry (which I'm afraid of doing) what gave me hope was the page's magical solution of unchecking DDE ('whatever that is"... as the writer worded it).
So I looked around as to what this DDE business was, and I got a pretty good idea as to how I could access it from this page; easy enough, simply go to Folder Options -> File Types, and then choose ... ehh.. Extension, and File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol" ... and...
Hey, wait a minute. When I arrived at Win 7's equivalent of all this ("Default Programs > Set Associations"), there was nothing like "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol," which is what I needed to access this DDE thing.
Further swimming around in the pits of the Internet led me to this page, which tells us DDE is in Win 7's registry, with a recommendation to do some registry changes (relating to a different problem).
All pretty complicated.
Any ideas on how my default browser could be counted on staying my default browser, which will hopefully open up when I click on an Outlook e-mail?
My appreciation for your expertise, and help.