Unable to open URL from Microsoft® Outlook
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook may not allow to open URLs or links? Get tips to fix the issues
Microsoft Outlook is a Microsoft Office application that is used for the purpose of managing email accounts of users. Microsoft Outlook application would gather the different e-mails from the various user accounts in a single platform. The e-mails and the messages that are received at Microsoft Outlook include certain URLs or links along with the attachments. The links would open in browser window while the user clicks on the option. But sometimes the system affects with the issue that prevents the URLs on the Microsoft Outlook from opening. The issue may be caused if the system settings for either Microsoft Outlook or for the web browser is not properly set. The lack of a default web browser on the system may also causes such issue.
Discussed below are some tips to fix those problems:
- Change the default browser
- Change the system options for the URLs
- Alternative tips to fix the issue
Change the default browser
The user is recommended to choose the Internet Explorer web browser as the default browser on the system for opening the links. Open the control panel and select the network and Internet connections. Then choose the Internet options from the window and under the Programs tab in the Internet options dialog box, the user can select the Internet Explorer as the default browser. If the issue still persists the user can change the default browser since the Internet Explorer may be damaged one or incompatible with the system.
Change the system options for the URLs
The user should change the option for the URLs from the folder options. For that click on Start menu and open the Explorer window by clicking on My Computer icon. Then click on the tools option at the top of the window and select the folder options. Inside the folder options dialog box, click on files tab and highlight the option ‘(NONE) URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol’. Then click Advanced button and click Remove option by highlighting the Open option in the box. Click Yes option and then OK to exit the dialog box.
Alternative tips to fix the issue
The user is recommended to install a suitable web browser that is compatible with the system. Any of the browsers being used on the system should be set as default one for the purpose of opening the links and URLs on Microsoft Outlook and other applications. The user should also need to change the settings of the Microsoft Outlook program like the text editor options if such settings is the cause of the issues with the Microsoft Outlook application.
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