Did you reassociate the html link to IE? I use the old fix from this link.
(Restore the default associations for htm/html files) at
Now there are antivirus suites that block opening URLs so I never guess that.
I recently had to replace my wife’s ageing notebook due to motherboard issues. I replaced it with a HP 250 G5 Notebook with a 2.00 gigahertz Intel Core i3 5005U processor and 4GB RAM. It is running Windows 10 Version 1709.
She informed me yesterday that she could not open hyperlinks in email messages (usually from on-line retailers) and gets the message ”the operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer”. She uses Outlook 2010 as her mail server. As the notebook is quite new it is possible that the issue has been there right from the start rather than result from some update or download.
I googled for possible solutions and was overwhelmed by the various ones proposed especially by Microsoft itself.
These included adjusting settings in Internet Explorer which although it is meant to be included in Windows 10 I could not find, including on the net. Other solutions included changing registry keys and I could not find the specific keys referred to. Another was importing a certain registry key from a computer which does not have the problem (I tried that using my Windows 7 computer). Another quick fix only worked with Windows 7, Vista and XP but not Windows 10 – why?
By the way, I changed the default browser between Edge, Chrome and Firefox and neither one worked.
Nothing I tried worked so I would appreciate any other suggestions from all you knowledgeable guys.