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Hyperlinks not working in Outlook - Your organization's policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk.

This is an issue to do with the default application of file types.

1. Set the default email application as Outlook.
Go to the Control Panel > Programs> Defualt Programs > Set your default Programs > Select Outlook > Select " Set as Default Program"

2. Set Internet Explorer as the default application as your browser.
Set this in the same screen as above.
3. Set the following reg key - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html. Verify that the Default value of this key is htmlfile.
Run > "regedit" > navigate to the location in the registry > Modify the registry value to "htmlfile".

You could do this in an elevated CMD prompt as:

REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm /ve /d htmlfile /f


Default Programs Shell Shortcut

In a locked down environment, the Default Programs menu might be unavailable. You can still access is by pasting this into the run command dialogue box.

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}


Rebuild a Windows 7 User Profile

1. Restart PC and Login as a Local Admin.

2. Rename: c:\users\%username%

3. Export (just as a backup in case you need it) and then delete registry key:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”

(Look through each Profile key under this reg key and view the “ProfileImagePath” to find which key is related to which user)

4. Logout and login as the original user and it will create a new profile for them.

If you do not delete the registry key it will continually give a “temporary” profile to that user infinitely or until you rename their c:\users\%username% folder back.

Windows Credential Manager Shell Shortcut

In a locked down environment, the Windows Credential Manager might be unavailable. You can still access is by pasting this into the run command dialogue boxL

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}