Linking IE From Programs


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As the subject implies, im having issues linking anything back to Internet Explorer (IE of course, and version 6 if that helps). Here's how it went: I had AOL, but did not use it that much and instead began to use AIM more. When my AOL 8.0 (version I have been using until recently) suddenly went wrong, I upgraded to AOL 9.0 since other people in my household use it. I was very dissatisfied with it, as now everything was linking to that. From opening links in IE or reading my AOL mail through my AIM window, everything was now linked to 9.0. I decided to uninstall it and go back to 8.0 for everyone to use (I actually discovered that the only other person in the house that uses an form of instant messaging also uses AIM), but after uninstalling 9.0, no programs will open anything that deals with IE. I get error messages saying nothing is linked from IE to that specific program. I have tried to reconfigure this and thought of reinstalling IE, but I was hoping to learn to solve the problem first instead of reinstalling it in case it happened again. Any and all help or advice is welcomed.
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP

Brick Side said:
As the subject implies, im having issues linking anything back to
Internet Explorer (IE of course, and version 6 if that helps).
Here's how it went: I had AOL, but did not use it that much and
instead began to use AIM more. When my AOL 8.0 (version I have been
using until recently) suddenly went wrong, I upgraded to AOL 9.0
since other people in my household use it. I was very dissatisfied
with it, as now everything was linking to that. From opening links
in IE or reading my AOL mail through my AIM window, everything was
now linked to 9.0. I decided to uninstall it and go back to 8.0 for
everyone to use (I actually discovered that the only other person in
the house that uses an form of instant messaging also uses AIM), but
after uninstalling 9.0, no programs will open anything that deals
with IE. I get error messages saying nothing is linked from IE to
that specific program. I have tried to reconfigure this and thought
of reinstalling IE, but I was hoping to learn to solve the problem
first instead of reinstalling it in case it happened again. Any and
all help or advice is welcomed.

From http://www.fjsmjs.com/OE/nolinks.htm

Open Windows Explorer.
Go to Tools | Folder Options | File Types.
Scroll down to URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol and select it.
Click Edit or Advanced, depending on your Windows version.
Select 'open'.
Click Edit.

"Application used to perform this action" should read:

"C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exe" -nohome
(Check the path to iexplore.exe to make sure that is correct and use the
double quotes.)

DDE should be checked and in the boxes below it you should have:

#1:
"%1",,-1,0,,,,
#2
IExplore
#3 (blank)

#4
WWW_OpenURL

URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy should be the same.

Sometimes it is necessary to uncheck Use DDE.

If that doesn't fix it, go to Start | Run and type

regsvr32 urlmon.dll

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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Guest

Thanx again Frank. I actually ran into a problem whilst starting to fiddle with the URL hyperlink. What happened was I was unable to edit my "open" section. Odd why it wasn't working, so I created a new one using the guidelines you mentioned. Everything works fine now.
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP

Brick Side said:
Thanx again Frank. I actually ran into a problem whilst starting to
fiddle with the URL hyperlink. What happened was I was unable to
edit my "open" section. Odd why it wasn't working, so I created a
new one using the guidelines you mentioned. Everything works fine
now.

Thanks for the feedback.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
 

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