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August 28, 2004 6:33:15 PM

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I can't open a lnk file in outlook express. I click on
the attachment and click open the file but nothing
happens. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
August 28, 2004 10:44:14 PM

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Hi,

An lnk file is just a shortcut, it sounds like the person on the other end
sent you the wrong thing.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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"mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1fc901c48d46$a0893430$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>I can't open a lnk file in outlook express. I click on
> the attachment and click open the file but nothing
> happens. Any suggestions?
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 11:31:37 PM

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"mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1fc901c48d46$a0893430$a601280a@phx.gbl
> I can't open a lnk file in outlook express. I click on
> the attachment and click open the file but nothing
> happens. Any suggestions?

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

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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http://www.fjsmjs.com
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August 29, 2004 10:25:13 AM

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>-----Original Message-----
>"mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:1fc901c48d46$a0893430$a601280a@phx.gbl
>> I can't open a lnk file in outlook express. I click on
>> the attachment and click open the file but nothing
>> happens. Any suggestions?
>
>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
>
>--
>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/
>
>I tried all of this but nothing worked. Thanks anyway.
>.
>
!