- You enable the ForceShellExecute registry entry in Windows.
Note The ForceShellExecute registry entry appears in the following location:
32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet "ForceShellExecute"=dword:00000001 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet "ForceShellExecute"=dword:00000001
- You click a hyperlink in a Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook. The hyperlink links to another workbook.
Registry key informationImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Type ForceShellExecute, and then press Enter.
- In the Details pane, right-click ForceShellExecute, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
Article ID: 2597992 - Last Review: Apr 9, 2012 - Revision: 1