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Fix “The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer” message

Fix “The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer”
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The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

This error message usually happens when you try to send an email message by clicking on the webpage link. When the link is clicked, it should open automatically open your default email client, usually Outlook. Instead, you get this error message.

Here are some steps that can be tried to fix “The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator” message.

  1. Use the Microsoft Fixit tool

Use the fixit tool in this link. The tool do not support outlook versions earlier than 2013.

  1. Assign a default browser to open weblinks

Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Default programs.

  1. Reset web browser

This can also be an error from a corrupted browser settings. Just resetting web browser should help such problems.

  • Try these steps for Internet Explorer.
  • Try this for Firefox. Press Windows Key + R for opening Run window, type firefox -safe-mode firefox-safe-mode
  • Try this for Chrome. click on settings, click on show advanced settings at the bottom. If you go down to the bottom of that list, click on Reset settings.

Check if the problem is fixed.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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