Outlook Error "Your Organization's Policies are Preventing"

Originally published at: Outlook Error "Your Organization's Policies are Preventing"

You may have come across an error that restricts you from opening hyperlinks while using Microsoft Outlook. Depending upon your version of Outlook, this error varies but the actual problem is the same. This issue has been addressed several times on Microsoft website because a lot of Windows users started receiving this problem whenever they…

Yes, let me know how it goes so that I can help you further.

Download and run this:

Generally, Windows is configured to use IE whenever it connects to the internet,Im Talking about all Windows Applications and Default services they use IE to connect and access their database. Therefore, it is recommended not to remove IE completely, Let it be installed on the computer and you can configure Google or Firefox as your default browsers.

Seems to work for some people, can you elaborate on which step you are facing the issue?

Thanks for the help, but it did not work. I tried it all, then copied IE from my old compute into program files, but it did not work. Tried all you help suggestions again, but got messages like “IE does not exist” etc. I might have to a full restore.

Also does not work “This easy fix does not apply to your operating system or application version” Microsoft broke it with a Windows 10 update.

This also fixed my problem with Excel’s help system not working at all. Thank you.

Thank you! Solution #1 worked much better than my sledgehammer method.

Thank you for the reply.
But I installed edge and made it and outlook my defaults still hyperlinks not opening.

I have to copy links and open in browser.

Try this method: How to Bring Back Internet Explorer on Windows 10

Win10 - 20H2
Just uninstalled IE11, and Outlook 2016 was then unable to open links in emails.
Reinstalled IE11 and problem was solved

Same steps as described here. Adding “htmlfile” to the (Default) .html under “ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.html” and also under “ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.html”

Also tried deleting ad reinstalling Firefox and IE. Nothing works same error message.

thanks a million, nunya - that was the solution for me

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.html was empty - putting htmlfile solved it

here is my issue, we are having an issue here where IE is being removed form pc’s. thats fine because we can use chrome or firefox. except that links wont open in outlook 2016 without IE installed. even with firefox or chrome set as default web browser. why ???

If chrome is your default browser instead of IE, use ChromeHTML instead of htmlfile
and it’s likely to be under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.html instead