Tags: Restrictions

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell\open\command]
@=”\”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

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