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mailto link problems - million IE browsers starting
by: Staff (16 Feb 2017)
You click on a mailto link in Firefox and a million IE browsers are started.
Here's a fix: Open Registry Editor (type regedit in start menu). Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes branch. Check if mailto key is present and has a string value of URL Protocol attached. Note: keys are alphabetically sorted, so first there are the ones prefixed with a dot (file extensions), look for mailto farther down. If HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\mailto key is not missing in your registry, then the cause of your problem is somewhere else, try uninstalling IE10 (Programs and Fetures -> View installed updates -> locate IE10 and uninstall). EDIT: see comments - there's a solution even if mailto is present. If HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\mailto is missing as it was in my case, you have to restore it. In parent branch (Classes) right click, select New -> Key, name it mailto. In this new key create a string value (right click, New -> String value), give it name URL Protocol and you're done. Close regedit and see if it worked.
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