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No apps are installed to to open this type of link (http)

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    8.1

    No apps are installed to to open this type of link (http)


    Windows 8.1

    For a while now I have been unable to open URL's outside of my browser - I use Google Chrome. Whenever I click a link I get this error:

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    I have gone into Set Program Associations and it says HTTP - Unknown Application:

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    Whenever I chose HTTP and press Save it will not save.

    Thoughts?

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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What if you select all?
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    8.1


    I have tried selecting all and it doesnt work. It only selects the extensions/protocols that are already associated with Chrome.
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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Can you give me an example and I'll try it?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Edgar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed http option in the tutorial below to restore it's default file association.
    You could also manually set what default program (ex: Chrome) you want to open HTTP files using the method in the tutorial below.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Hi Brink,

    I was looking at your Default File Associations last night before I went to bed and could have sworn http wasn't there (maybe I was just too tried and didn't notice it..). It worked though and now I can open links outside of my browser.

    Cheers.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    Yep, http wasn't there last night. I added after seeing your thread here.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    hi

    i am having the same problem, every time i try reading my mails for try opening a document a box keeps coming up saying no apps are installed to open this link (about). it 's quite frustrating.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Anabela, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you haven't already, what I posted above should work for you as well.
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  10. #10


    Guayaquil
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I really appreciate your great help much. He literally weeks searching solution to this horrendous problem.
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