Can't Open Links in Outlook

Not open for further replies.


Suddenly a few days ago, whenever I try to open a link in an email in Outlook I get, "The procedure entry point _ iob_func could not be located in the dynamic link library MSVCR70.dll" or "This operation has been canceled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" (I have administrator rights).

If I copy or paste to a browser links open fine. I've searched this and most of what I read refers to problems with XP & Vista and not W7. I've also read that it could be a registry issue but if so, why can I open links in web pages and not Outlook?

I have a lot of email links to open daily and would really like to resolve this. Thanks!

W7U 32/ Office '07


I forgot to mention that I don't use IE, I use FF. I tried those tweaks in IE anyway but it did nothing. I installed IE9 beta a month or so ago but haven't used it since. Since I don't use IE at all, can I just uninstall/ reinstall it for a fix?

Ben M. Schorr [MVP]

Ugh, beta software. O.K., you'll probably have to try some of the suggestions here:This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions

If that doesn't work you may have to do the uninstall of IE9 and reinstall FF - see if that resolves it.

Beta software often leads to unpredictable outcomes - which is why we don't recommend installing it on production machines. </lecture>
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Diane Poremsky Outlook Links Won't Open In Windows 10 New Articles 1
mrje1 mailto links in browsers don't open up outlook email Using Outlook 2
J links won't open from Outlook Using Outlook 1
C I am unable to open web links in my Outlook mail. I get an error message that states: This function Using Outlook 1
S Cannot open links in Outlook Using Outlook 1
M Can't open links at my Outlook...give me an error of admistrator permission... Using Outlook 1
T Outlook 2007: Cannot open links in received emails. Get error message of "The operation has been c Using Outlook 1
D outlook won't open website links of php files. Using Outlook 2
J I can't open any links from my Microsoft Outlook 2007 e-mails. Please help me. Using Outlook 3
R Re: Outlook 2010 will not open links. Receive following message, 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this comput Using Outlook 7
J Unable to open links in Outlook 7 email messages. Using Outlook 7
J Unable to open links in Outlook mail Using Outlook 2
G Why can't I open links in emails that I receive? Using Outlook 2
I unable to open up web links that are inserted in emails Using Outlook 3
E Can no longer open URL links from within an email. Using Outlook 2
B Unable to open links in email Using Outlook 1
J I Cannot open links on received e-mails, But I can open attachments Using Outlook 1
C Since I installed Norton 360 I can not open links people send on my email Using Outlook 3
H error message when trying to open Hyper links Using Outlook 2
R Can't open email links Using Outlook 1
L Can't open links Using Outlook 2
J Excel attachments and web page links are taking a long time to open Using Outlook 3
J cant open links sent in e-mails Using Outlook 3
J I cannot open links in my emails Using Outlook 2
V I am unable to open links all of the sudden Using Outlook 1
K I can't open links that are attached to emails Using Outlook 1
P Cannot open links attached to incoming email. I get 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please Using Outlook 1
F I cannot open links within my emails Using Outlook 1
L Cannot open PST file for first session each day Using Outlook 6
A How to open a specific link automatically with outlook 2016 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
H Upon opening Outlook, make my popmail inbox open instead of inbox Using Outlook 1
sahameed82 SharePoint calendar directly open in Outlook Using Outlook 0
N .pst archive from work will not open/import on Microsoft 365 Exchange Server Administration 0
C Outlook 2016/2019 hangs after being open for an extended period Using Outlook 4
M Where is the setting to *turn off* open calendar in a new window? Using Outlook 3
W Automatically open attachments without automatically printing them Using Outlook 0
Y Open and Save Hyperlink Files in multiple emails Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 9
J How to open OST file in Outlook 2019 & 2016 Using Outlook 1
C Can't Open Outlook 365 Using Outlook 0
D after delete mail, open the next one Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
N VBA Script to Open highlighted e-mail and Edit Message Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
M outlook won't open! Using Outlook 1
N Open & Save VBAProject.Otm using VBA Code Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
E Unable to open Outlook 2010 after adding new email account Using Outlook 4
M other user's mailbox won't open, forms disappeared Using Outlook 42
S SendFromAccount - Problem trying to test existing value in open email Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
J Open an outlook email by Subject on MS Access linked table with VBA Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 10
D Add Tetxbox at form open Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
U Catching ModuleSwitch events after "open in new window" Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
Andrew Quirl Open attachment, manipulate without add-on program? Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
Similar threads