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Hyperlinks in metro gui tiles doesnt work

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    Hyperlinks in metro gui tiles doesnt work


    Hello.
    I have windows 8.1 installed in both my laptop and desktop.Both of them have the same problem
    Hyperlinks in metro tiles doesnt work.For example hotmail hyperlinks doesnt work or skype try to open but fail.
    I think the problem occured after a deep registry clean i made but i am not sure.i tried to iuninstall/reinstall the programs but no results.
    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cult, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Registry cleaners can really do some damage if they are allowed to delete the wrong items. In your case, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you used the registry cleaner may be able to undo and fix this.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Unfortunately system restore was disabled for some reason(it gave me an option for one and only restore point yesterday).Moreover i was adviced to put

    sfc /scannow
    as administrator and now i notice that no program in METRO tiles is working(eg skype or weather programs or anything else) .Total disaster?
    Is there a registry fix program i can use(i ve tried plenty of them with no result) or anything else to do(e g downloading something from windows update?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by cult; 14 Dec 2013 at 07:03.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Does the registry cleaning program have an undo option that you could use to restore what it deleted from the registry?

    Just to clarify, when you say "hyperlinks", do you mean actual .url links, or shortcut .lnk (LNK) files?

    If .url, then set Internet Explorer as the default program with all of it's associations to see if that may help.

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

    If .lnk, then you could merge the .reg file for the listed .lnk in the table of the tutorial below to restore it's default associations to hopefully fix this.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    First of all thanks for your help.
    I had already set internet explorer as the default browser,.I downloaded and installed both lnk. and url.files.
    with no result.
    I would like to be more specific about hyperlinks.
    In tiles in all of my email clients(eg hotmail or yahoo mail) i can see incoming mails but when these mails contain a link (for example for a product) and click on it nothing happens.
    skype also doesnt work but accu weather works properly.
    In desktop mode all of them work like a charm.
    Any ideas?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Usually that would be a setting in the program to allow or disallow hyperlinks to work to open in your browser from the program.

    Did the registry cleaning program have an undo option that you could use to restore what it deleted from the registry?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Unfortunately no the program doesnt have a "undo" option.
    I dont know if i should mention the program nad the webpage i have downloaded from in order to protect others from having the same problem with me.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm afraid that I'm at a loss as well for what got changed by the registry cleaner to cause this.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I called ms customer support service and they suggested to use the original disk and repair everything .Unfortunately all of my programs will be lost.I find that option not acceptable.Is there a reliable registry test (if it is really a registry problem and not something else) to find what is missing?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    If this is a retail installation, then you could do a repair install without losing anything, and hopefully have this issue fixed afterwards.

    Repair Install Windows 8
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