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Yesterday I got a call from a user, letting me know that when he clicked on an email link ...
19th November 2009, 04:17 PM #1
Outlook Openinging Twice
Yesterday I got a call from a user, letting me know that when he clicked on an email link in his browser, it opened with Outlook Express, Not Outlook. Went to change his MailTo file types entry to Outlook, however the change button was greyed out, so I changed his regkey for it instead. Tested it, looked to work fine.
((he uses office 2003, I got the key off my PC (running Office 2007) and edited from office12 to office11 path.))
This morning, the same user asked why when he was clicking on a mail link in his browser it was opening another instance of Outlook.exe (so 2 main outlook windows now on his screen along with the new message window opened when clicking the link) & the one being opened by clicking the link having the message "Navigation cancelled" In it (not showing his inbox etc)
I thought it must have been the key I changed having some stuff on the end of it. ( -c IPM.Note /m "%1" ) and that it was an issue of this not being correct for office 2003...
I checked another office 2003 users reg and it is the same, however his works fine.
I checked the processes in task manager, and when clicking a link, another outlook window opens however another Outlook.exe process does not.
Sorry for not explaining this too well...
Any idea how to stop this second window from opening?
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19th November 2009, 04:30 PM #2
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. Click the Programs tab.
4. In the E-mail list, click Microsoft Office Outlook.
5. Click OK.
If it's already listed as default, try changing it to express, then change it back.
19th November 2009, 04:33 PM #3
Forgot to mention that users don't have access to change this setting either.
Originally Posted by Dom_
I looked there first, then in folder options, then decided to Regedit.
19th November 2009, 04:46 PM #4
Have you tried restoring the users registry file from a backup prior to it going wrong? May be worth a shot.
19th November 2009, 04:51 PM #5
I have done this to get it back to as it was, with the key having the path to outlook express in it. but then I'm back to square one :P
Originally Posted by Iain
After putting it back, I re-edited the key, copying the other office 2003 users key (the one that works) into the problem 2003 users reg. but no change....
19th November 2009, 04:51 PM #6
If you delete the reg key and then open outlook, does it prompt you to make it the default client?
19th November 2009, 04:52 PM #7
Will give this a test
Originally Posted by Dom_
19th November 2009, 04:53 PM #8
19th November 2009, 05:03 PM #9
Deleted the reg key. Went to test. Clicked link in browser. It still opened the second outlook window, with the error message of ... cannot do this as default mail rubbish isn't installed/setup. (or something like this )
As to the Program thing, Outlook is now set to the default for that file type, so that isn't the issue really, its just this 2 windows stuff.
19th November 2009, 05:04 PM #10
The software may correct the registry and point @ the correct copy of outlook though
19th November 2009, 05:37 PM #11
19th November 2009, 05:42 PM #12
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Can you tell me what you did to sort this as I have the same problem with one of our users.
19th November 2009, 06:16 PM #13
Originally Posted by dobsonl
When first looking at this issue, The Tools -> Options -> Applications in Firefox did not have OUTLOOK avalible in the drop down list for Mailto, and I couldn't tell it to open with outlook, it would only go with express.
After faffing about with the reg, it would appear that it added Outlook to this list twice! 1 being outlook, the other being outlook (default)
It was set to Outlook when the issue was occurring. I changed it to outlook (default) and it looks to work OK.
16th August 2013, 08:11 PM #14
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