IE7/Outlook 2003: "Locate Link Browser" dialog box after upgrade


I have 2 computers: Dell Inspiron 5100 and IBM ThinkPad X31. Both are
running Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Professional (all latest updates
applied).

Just installed IE7 final version on both. No other browser other than IE
was installed or uninstalled on both systems.

Dell Inspiron 5100: when opening Internet shortcuts from an Outlook 2003
e-Mail message, everything works.

IBM TP X31: the same action leads to "Locate Link Browser" dialog to appear.

I performed exhaustive research and tried all posted suggestions, including
pointing directly to IEXPLORE.EXE, unchecking DDE box (which surprisingly
reverts back, does not accept changes). Nothing works. Reinstallation of
IE7 did not solve the problem either.

Pointing directly to IEXPLORE.EXE causes another error message: Outlook
cannot start the Web browser for [path follows].

The only difference I can detect at this point:

On IBM Thinkpad X31: My Computer / Tools / Folder Options / File Types ...
all URL: file types have IE6 style icon (without orbiting IE7 circular
ring). IE7 is however installed and all URL shortcuts are pointing to IE7
IEXPLORE.EXE in correct directory. Very strange ...

In addition, "Locate Link Browser" dialog appears very quickly when IE7 is
not started. When IE7 is already started, this dialog box does not appear
and nothing happens when an Internet shortcut is clicked in Outlook 2003
message.

On Inspiron 5100: My Computer / Tools / Folder Options / File Types ... all
URL: file types DO HAVE IE7 style icon (WITH orbiting IE7 circular ring).
And everything works.

Sincerely,
Leon Kotovich
lkotovich@hotmail.com


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The "Locate Link Browser" dialog box opens in Outlook 2003 when I click on an
e-mail address in an e-mail, when previously, a blank e-mail draft would open.

I searched this topic here, and there were a number of responses regarding
the browser not opening when a URL link was clicked, but that's OK for me,
it's the E-MAIL links that seem not to be working.

I am using NT. Thank you.




I did a search for this, and there was a lot of information for issues with
www hypertext links.

However, my issue is when I click an E-MAIL address in Outlook 2003, I now
get the "Locate Link Browser" dialog box, whereas in the past, a new blank
e-mail message opened.

I've made no recent changes, so I'm befuddled. I am using NT. Thanks!




I did a search for this, and there was a lot of information for issues with
www hypertext links.

However, my issue is when I click an E-MAIL address in Outlook 2003, I now
get the "Locate Link Browser" dialog box, whereas in the past, a new blank
e-mail message opened.

I've made no recent changes, so I'm befuddled. I am using NT. Thanks!




OK, many have posted asking how to fix the Locate Link Browser dialog box
when clicking on a URL within an email with many different configurations and
many different possible solutions and many knowledge base documents that have
not helped me at all.

I am specifically looking for a solution to fix the prompting of the Locate
Link Browser using Outlook 2003 and Internet Explorer 8. As a computer tech,
I have definitively narrowed the origination point of this problem to the
installation of IE8, I have the problem on many machines, all after
installing IE8.

Temporary workaround - Have IE8 open prior to clicking on the link within an
email or make Firefox the default browser.




OK, many have posted asking how to fix the Locate Link Browser dialog box
when clicking on a URL within an email with many different configurations and
many different possible solutions and many knowledge base documents that have
not helped me at all.

I am specifically looking for a solution to fix the prompting of the Locate
Link Browser using Outlook 2003 and Internet Explorer 8. As a computer tech,
I have definitively narrowed the origination point of this problem to the
installation of IE8, I have the problem on many machines, all after
installing IE8.

Temporary workaround - Have IE8 open prior to clicking on the link within an
email or make Firefox the default browser.




I have been using outlook 2003 for my emails and aol (dial up) for ISP.
Running windows XP home.
recently switched to broadband (cable) and started to use IE 6.0
whenever a url would be attached to an incomming email double clicking (open
in outlook) would result in aol trying to open. since Im not using aol, I
decided to remove aol programs.

Thats when the bigger problem started!

After deleting aol, I tried to open the url again in outllk and I got the
"Locate Link Browser" dialog box.
I could send and receive emails okay and can go to web sites manually.

I decided to reload aol, but that did not change the problem except that
double clicking on the url does not take me to the aol sign on screen, so
that problem did not come back. It does however continue to take me to the
"Locate Link Browser" dialog box. receiving/sending on outlook is working

I have another computer that also used aol as the ISP and that comouter
works perfectly. Double clicking on the url takes me to IE and to the web
site.

Looking on the web refered to unchecking DDE but my other computer which is
working great with aol software still installed has the same DDE checks, so
I have not touched those.

How do I correct the Locate link browser issue?

--
Ron Sabala




I tried to follow the link, but the edit button is not allowing me to select
it - not highlighted?? what do you suggest?

"BillR [MVP]" wrote:

> refer here:
> "The Locate Link Browser dialog box appears when you open a Web link in an
> e-mail message in Outlook 2003"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;821692
>
> --
> Bill Rodgers MVP
> "Keith" wrote in message
> news:E683D3EA-E323-408E-8DA8-C9049F831609@microsoft.com...
> > Whenever I click a hyperlink in my e-mails, I get a dilaog box called
> > 'Locate
> > Link Browser'. This has started to happen only recently and I don't
> > recall
> > changing any settings. Can anyone suggest how I get the links to start
> > working again? I've looked around but cannot see anything obvious.
>
>
>




"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/firefox.htm
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
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>
>
> "albie48" wrote in message
> news:FB5ACDE4-36FB-4364-A112-C582CB7AAE88@microsoft.com...
> > Same problem. Mine began when I switched from Outlook Express to Outlook.
> >
> > "Keith" wrote:
> >
> >> Whenever I click a hyperlink in my e-mails, I get a dilaog box called
> >> 'Locate
> >> Link Browser'. This has started to happen only recently and I don't
> >> recall
> >> changing any settings. Can anyone suggest how I get the links to start
> >> working again? I've looked around but cannot see anything obvious.
>
>
> When I clicked on a link in MS Outlook, the "Locate Link Browser" dialogue box would open. I read all the comments in these postings and tried most of them but this one from slipstick.com is the only one that worked. Now, when I click on a link in Outlook, it actually opens in Firefox. Thanks for the help.




This is a case of the "Locate Link Browser" problem, but it is
specific to emails received with URL's that contain Outbind in the
address.

I have been getting emails from AZFamily's website, AZFamily,com for
several months. Since I switched to a new PC,whenever I click on their
links to news stories, I get the "Locate Link Browser" dialog instead
of the news story.

I do not get the "Locate Link Browser" message for any other links
within emails, nor do I have this problem when I use the browser
itself. I have applied the usual fixes from Microsoft and/or using the
Registry fix available on the web that works when you get this message
due to a Firefox upgrade.

This is more specific than those situations. When I drift my mouse
over the link, the URL starts with "outbind://123456789.../ " appended
to the actual source code. This outbind part does not exist in the
source code itself, so I assume it has to do with the way Outlook is
dealing with the link. Not only that, when I forward this email to my
wife's PC, it comes up without the outbind part appended at the
beginning....and it works. So what is Outlook doing to make this issue
happen...or is it an issue with the browsers?

No other emails have this outbind thingy, and no other emails have
this problem. And I get this whether or not the default browser is IE
or FIrefox..

Example:
href="http://www.azfamily.com/perl/common/apredir.pl?
SECTION=ENTERTAINMENTHEADS&link=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/
stories/P/PEOPLE_SPEARS?">Report: Spears released from
hospitalReport: Spears released from
hospital




This is a case of the "Locate Link Browser" problem, but it is
specific to emails received with URL's that contain Outbind in the
address.

I have been getting emails from AZFamily's website, AZFamily,com for
several months. Since I switched to a new PC,whenever I click on their
links to news stories, I get the "Locate Link Browser" dialog instead
of the news story.

I do not get the "Locate Link Browser" message for any other links
within emails, nor do I have this problem when I use the browser
itself. I have applied the usual fixes from Microsoft and/or using the
Registry fix available on the web that works when you get this message
due to a Firefox upgrade.

This is more specific than those situations. When I drift my mouse
over the link, the URL starts with "outbind://123456789.../ " appended
to the actual source code. This outbind part does not exist in the
source code itself, so I assume it has to do with the way Outlook is
dealing with the link. Not only that, when I forward this email to my
wife's PC, it comes up without the outbind part appended at the
beginning....and it works. So what is Outlook doing to make this issue
happen...or is it an issue with the browsers?

No other emails have this outbind thingy, and no other emails have
this problem. And I get this whether or not the default browser is IE
or FIrefox..

Example:
href="http://www.azfamily.com/perl/common/apredir.pl?
SECTION=ENTERTAINMENTHEADS&link=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/
stories/P/PEOPLE_SPEARS?"span
style='text-decoration:none'Report: Spears released from
hospital/span

becomes:

outbind://12341235434/href="http://www.azfamily.com/perl/common/apredir.pl?SECTION=ENTERTAINMENTHEADS&link=htt p://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PEOPLE_SPEARS?"span
style='text-decoration:none'Report: Spears released from
hospital/span

I have Outlook 2003, with SP2, on Win XP SP2 using IE7 and FIrefox
2.0.11.

Thanks for any help,

Rob from AZ





We're using Outlook in Office Professional 2003.

We're under Windows 7.

We're looking at an email that contains a hotlink to a webpage.

When we mouse over the hotlink, we see an underlying link that begins with "outbind:" followed by a string of numbers, followed by a proper URL.

When we click the hotlink, we get the infamous "Locate link browser" dialogue box.

IE 8 is the default browser. That has been verified and reset under Control Panel, Default Programs.

"Outbind" does not appear in the list of protocols under Control Panel, Default Programs.

I would appreciate it if responders would ensure that anything pointed to actually does apply to Windows 7. I have wasted a great deal of time following links that apply to operating systems such as Windows 2000 that went out of general use years ago.

 




Whenever I click on a URL in an Outlook email, I get a opo-up window titled
"Locate Link Bowser". The Window is a navigation window that expects me to
locate an exectuable.exe by default. The browser still opens, even though it
acts like the link requires a "link browser" This only happens if the web
browser (FireFox) is not already open. If any browser window is already
open, clicking on a link doesn't pop-up this message.

Anybody have an idea how to make this "feature" go away?




Hello,

I've researched this issue off and on for a couple weeks now and can't
figure it out. I receive an email, click on a hyperlink in that email, starts
internet explorer, hits the link, downloads a file with a custom file type
association and starts a local application. It all works fine, but
intermittently I get the dreaded "Locate Link Browser" dialog. Even when I
get this, I.E. starts up and successfully downloads and delivers the file to
the local application, this window just pops up and is annoying. Tried
resetting web settings, turning off DDE, doing the dll re-register thing,
etc. Never have installed another browser, just IE 6, and the client machines
are clean builds. What I have noticed: it looks like some sort of time-out
issue for Outlook 2003 - it happens when it takes a few seconds to get IE
loaded and going. If I have IE already up, then it never happens - seems to
happen only if I click on a non-visited link when there aren't any other IE
browser windows open - my suspicion is this situation takes longer and
Outlook freaks out with a LLB dialog. Meanwhile IE eventually does what it's
supposed to do.

Any ideas on how to approach this, are there registry settings for Outlook
that determine how long it waits before kicking out a Locate Link Browser
dialog? Is there a way to suppress it altogether?

Many thanks,

Brad




Every time I click on a link in an email in Outlook, a "locate link browser"
window appears. There's a lot of help on the web to fix it for Win XP, but
those steps don't appear to work for Windows 7.

I tried pointing it to iexplorer.exe and the window isn't coming up anymore,
but it just launches IE and my home page... not the link that was in the
email.

Can anyone help?




Every time I click on a link in an email in Outlook, a "locate link browser"
window appears. There's a lot of help on the web to fix it for Win XP, but
those steps don't appear to work for Windows 7.

I tried pointing it to iexplorer.exe and the window isn't coming up anymore,
but it just launches IE and my home page... not the link that was in the
email.

Can anyone help?




Can not open hot links in email msgs. When I click on a link a "locate link
browser" dialog box opens and is looking or executable files. This started
a month or so ago----it used to pause in the dialog box and then open the
link. Currently it does not open the link.

Please advise.

thank you




When I try to open a link in an e-mail, instead of opening the link in
explorer it goes to my documents and the window is title "locate link
browser".
Anyone have any idea how to fix this.




When I try to open a link in an e-mail, instead of opening the link in
explorer it goes to my documents and the window is title "locate link
browser".
Anyone have any idea how to fix this.




Every time I click on a link in an email in Outlook, a "locate link browser"
window appears. There's a lot of help on the web to fix it for Win XP, but
those steps don't appear to work for Windows 7.

I tried pointing it to iexplorer.exe and the window isn't coming up anymore,
but it just launches IE and my home page... not the link that was in the
email.

I've also tried setting the default browser to Firefox... and then the links
in emails work. But, if I then try and set the defaul browser back to IE,
clicking on a link in an email will launch IE, but just my home page... not
the link that was in the email.

Can anyone help?