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Symptom: mailto opens multiple IE windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bubiTutor, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. bubiTutor

    bubiTutor Thread Starter

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    When clicking on MAILTO (either in OUTLOOK EXPRESS or in INTERNET EXPLORER), 60+ Internet

    Explorer windows open up.

    First thought:
    It was due to Outlook Express not being the preferred email client.
    Made the change – but it would never stick.

    But when I found the registry key

    Hkey_classes_root\mailto
    I was NOT able to change the permissionsÂ…
    Even in SAFE MODE as ADMINISTRATOR

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !

    [email protected]
     
  2. mike5532g

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  3. bubiTutor

    bubiTutor Thread Starter

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    Multiple browser windows open when you click on a mailto: link


    I do not understand the purpose of your email.
    You appear to be restating the nature of the problem.
     
  4. mike5532g

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    Click the link I gave, it leads to a possible solution.
     
  5. bubiTutor

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    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto]

    Thank you, while the explanation on the page was "wrong", it was indeed a good link.

    Admininistrator and user1 did not have permissions to use the registry key.

    User2 owned and held "private" the key.

    Once the key was reopened to all, the problem went away.

    Thank you.
     
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