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    Setting mailto association

    Hi,

    I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7201. For some reason, in Control Panel >> Default Programs >> Associate a file type or protocol with a program, I cannot find a way to associate the mailto: protocol with a specific command and arguments like I could in Windows XP.

    How can I do this? Do I need to edit the registry and/or group policy?
    --MrDoomMaster
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    Mailto from where? Browser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broni View Post
    Mailto from where? Browser?
    Yes. I need to configure Windows to open mailto: links in Chromium in Chromium, and go to a specific website (GMail for composition).

    I know all of the commands and arguments for this, I just need to know how to tell windows to associate mailto: links to a specific command.
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    Try Set your default programs instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broni View Post
    Try Set your default programs instead.
    Tried that. Went to "Set your default programs", selected Chromium, and then clicked "Choose defaults for this program" at the bottom. No mailto protocol in there, only HTTP, HTTPS, and a couple of others not relevant.
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    I think, you should rather click "Set this program as default".

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    I don't see how this is going to help. I really need to be able to specify the command that is run for mailto links.
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    Search the registry for "mailto"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Search the registry for "mailto"?
    I searched the registry, and this is what I came up with:
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f3DA-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}, , Microsoft HTML Mailto Pluggable Protocol
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Handler\mailto
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3050f3DA-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}, , Microsoft HTML Mailto Pluggable Protocol
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\PROTOCOLS\Handler\mailto
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IMEJP\10.0\MSIME, AutoAlphaStr, 1,http: 1,file: 1,ftp: 1,mailto: 1,news: "1,//www." 1,www. 2,windows
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ime\IMTC70, ReservedWord, 08 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 2f 00 2f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 69 00 6c 00 65 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 68 00 74 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6d 00 61 00 69 00 6c 00 74 00 6f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6e 00 65 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 69 00 6e 00 64 00 6f 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 77 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto, , URL:MailTo Protocol
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command, , %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\hmmapi.dll",MailToProtocolHandler %1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, RegPoliciesPath, SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Protocols\Mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, RegPath, SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Protocols\Mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, Text, Use UTF-8 for mailto links
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WAB\Reading Pane\06, Decorate Type, MailTo
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\15, Association, mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{3050f3DA-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}, , Microsoft HTML Mailto Pluggable Protocol
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\PROTOCOLS\Handler\mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto, , URL:MailTo Protocol
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command, , %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\hmmapi.dll",MailToProtocolHandler %1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, RegPoliciesPath, SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Protocols\Mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, RegPath, SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Protocols\Mailto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\INTERNATIONAL\UTF8_MAILTO, Text, Use UTF-8 for mailto links
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\WAB\Reading Pane\06, Decorate Type, MailTo
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\AppKey\15, Association, mailto
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\IMEJP\10.0\MSIME, AutoAlphaStr, 1,http: 1,file: 1,ftp: 1,mailto: 1,news: "1,//www." 1,www. 2,windows
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ime\IMTC70, ReservedWord, 08 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 2f 00 2f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 69 00 6c 00 65 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 68 00 74 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6d 00 61 00 69 00 6c 00 74 00 6f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6e 00 65 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 69 00 6e 00 64 00 6f 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 77 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\IMEJP\10.0\MSIME, AutoAlphaStr, 1,http: 1,file: 1,ftp: 1,mailto: 1,news: "1,//www." 1,www. 2,windows
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ime\IMTC70, ReservedWord, 08 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 2f 00 2f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 69 00 6c 00 65 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 68 00 74 00 74 00 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6d 00 61 00 69 00 6c 00 74 00 6f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6e 00 65 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 69 00 6e 00 64 00 6f 00 77 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 77 00 77 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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    XP Pro, Outlook 2003:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command

    "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"

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    Vista and windows mail or what ever it is called.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command

    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" /mailurl:"%1"
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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