Article ID: 191219 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you click a Web address in a document in a non-browser program such as an e-mail program, Internet Explorer may not start, and you may receive the following error message:
Cannot find program.exe needed for opening files of type URL:hypertext transfer protocol
This issue can occur for either of the following reasons:
To resolve this behavior, use the appropriate method:
Edit the File AssociationEdit the "URL:hypertext transfer protocol" file association to associate this type of file with Internet Explorer:
Set Internet Explorer to Be the Default BrowserSet Internet Explorer to check whether it is the default browser:
NOTE: Another method to resolve this is to utilize the IE repair tool, if available.
Article ID: 191219 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 4.1
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