Thursday, 12 September 2013

“This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer” in Outlook.??

Problem

You receive the following error when opening a link/hyper-link in outlook 2010/ 2007
“This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.”


Cause

The default browser has been changed from IE to another application. and corrupt some registry entries.


Solution

Close outlook and any web browsers you may have open.

Open an elevated command prompt window
Type the following commands line by line into the command prompt windowREG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm /ve /d htmlfile /f
REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html /ve /d htmlfile /f
REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.shtml /ve /d htmlfile /f
REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.xht /ve /d htmlfile /f
REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.xhtml /ve /d htmlfile /f
Open Outlook and try again.