Hyperlinks won't open in Word.

July 25, 2012 at 10:07:33
Specs: Windows 7
Hyperlinks inserted in Word documents either I create or were created by someone else and emailed to me, will no longer open as of a few days ago. They are active websites that can be opened in a browser that I can copy & paste to open. When I clink on a link in a doc it comes up with a new window that says "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." Some links when I click to open just don't do anything even when I do control & click or 'open hyperlink'. This is a personal laptop and I can't think of any changes I may have made that would cause this to happen. Any suggestions?

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July 25, 2012 at 11:14:01
That error typically occurs after you uninstall Google Chrome. It leaves associations in the registry incorrect. If that applies to you, do this:
1. Re- install Google Chrome

2. Make Google Chrome as the default browser & hyperlinks should open in Chrome.

3. Now set your preferred browser as the default instead of Chrome and hyperlinks should open in that preferred browser.

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July 25, 2012 at 16:49:19
I tried that but it still didn't work. It must be something else. I did a MSConfig, but I am not knowledgeable enough to know if it is a setting in there was changed that is causing the problem or not. Any other suggestions?

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July 26, 2012 at 10:54:10
you could try this


whats the hyperlink directing to a website, or an image?

you could also try to right click on the link and select open with?

:: mike

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