Error: This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer

Categories: Applications
Comments: 4 Comments
Published on: 2011/03/07

You get this error message when clicking on a link in Outlook. Chrome was probably installed, set as default browser and then uninstalled.

Resolution – Windows XP:
Solution 1
Go to Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs, click on Set Program Access and Defaults.
Open up the configuration whichever is selected and change the default web browser to something else.

Solution 2:
If you use older versions of IE then upgrade it to the latest one.

Solution 3:
The problem can be caused due to the corrupt or damaged key HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Classes\htmlfile\shell\open\command.
Create and run Reg file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@=”\”C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE\” -nohome”

Solution 4:
Open registry editor and search (Ctrl + F) for the value nocontrolpanel.
Change its value from 1 to 0.

Resolution – Windows 7:

Solution 1
Go to Set your Default programs
Select Internet Explorer and set it as default.

Open a command prompt and run the following commands:

REG 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

4 Comments - Leave a comment
  1. R Doran says:

    Didn’t work

    • Neill Rocha says:

      Make sure to follow the steps for the OS version you are running.

      • HD says:

        Win 7: I solved this by reinstalling Chrome and setting it to default browser. Then opened IE, it will ask to be set to default browser. Click YES and the problem should be solved.

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