Fix Hyperlinks in Outlook Express after Internet Explorer 7 upgrade

clip_image002 After you upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, hyperlinks do not work in Outlook Express

Solution Information

This Fix it Solution automates registering the HyperText Transfer Protocol handler.

Comments (14)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Work with outlook express files with the aid of repair .dbx file

  2. Lisa Segard says:

    After upgrading to IE8, many links do not work.  How can I fix this???

  3. Jim LaBerge says:

    after running the fixit program to fix the hyperlink problem in outlook express it seemed to work but after turning the computer off and back on the hyperlinks would not work again. Tried running the fix again but it didn’t work. What do i do next?

  4. Chris Fuller says:

    I recently downloaded Google Chrome and they removed it. Ever since removing it none of the hyperlinks in Outlook 2007 will work. This is very frustrating and there does not seem to be a fix. Please help!!!!!!!!

  5. J.E. White says:

    Fix Hyoerlinks after installing Intrnet Explorer 8

  6. sam martorano says:

    18 Jun 09  I have Vista.  Within last 2 weeks, when I  view a website page &  select " send a link", nothing happens. Then I discover that my 2007 Outlook won’t open. And I cannot close that website page or any other page I could go to.  I keep getting the "bell" ring tone when I

    try to close the page, which won’t close. I have to turn off the computer to resore access to outlook  e-mail.

    What happened in last 2 weeks with M/soft software ?



    IE8 upgrade was the published finished version.

  8. Glenda Jones says:

    Hyperlinks in Outlook Express won’t open and Fix-it Didn’t fix it but said it was not applicable to my computer.  HELP  SOON

  9. pentiac says:

    hi all, this may help some of you with the "links not working in outlook problem" try this, download and install firefox {you dont have to keep it} it sets itself as the default browser, turn off firefox, start internet explorer, it should ask you if you want to make it your default browser, say no, go to tools, internet options, programmes, make internet explorer your default browser, apply, close, close internet explorer, try links in outlook again, this worked for me

    good luck, pentiac

  10. Curtis M. Kitto says:


    Your solution WORKED PERFECTLY FOR ME!!!!!

    May God richly bless you for being a blessing to me.


  11. Beth says:

    help – I’ve upgrades to IE 8 and now whenever I click on a link in outlook it tells me I already have a version of Personal Folders Backup Installed and that I need to unistall it – did all of that and still have the same problem

  12. Florida French says:

    I have the same problem. But, Forefox install/remove doesn’t fit it. And, I have another symptom no one has mentioned before: The hyperlinks in Word (like cross-references to styles and bookmarks) is also broken–with the same popup error message as others have mentioned in these blogs.

  13. Ian Stewart says:

    email is:-

    Outlook Express does not work sending or replying to emails after upgrading to Internet Explorer 8

    Ran fixit repair, no fix result.

    What can I try to resolve this problem, please?

  14. Shawn Michaels says:

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me. BY – <a href="">Microsoft Outlook Express Support</a>

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