Feb 4, 2019
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Fix Outlook Shows This Operation has been Concealed Error While Opening Links

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Outlook is a vast application that provides numbers of services to its users. While the application handles every day to day task required for personal and professional use, it also generates error if any problem is encountered. While clicking on link received from e-mail Outlook shows ‘This Operation has been concealed due to restrictions in effect on this computer’.

The error is caused due to browser settings and if the default browser to open external links in Outlook is not set. Other cause of the error could be if the browser is set but it is no longer available in the computer or deleted. So, to resolve the outlook error message ‘Operation has been concealed’ because of links can be opened follow the below methods

Fix Outlook 2016 Links Not Opening Error

Set a Default Web Browser for Outlook

  • First check you have updated version of web browser in system that is compatible with Outlook 2016
  • Go to Start and click on Control Panel
  • Now click on Programs link
  • Under the default programs section click on ‘set your default programs’
  • A new window will open, wait for the programs to load up
  • Select the web-browser of your choice to open links for Outlook 2016 application
  • Click on OK and Restart Outlook
  • Try to open the links sent via e-mail message

Use Microsoft Fix it Tool

The Other option is to use Microsoft Fix tool

  • Download the Fix it Tool from Microsoft website at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/310049/hyperlinks-are-not-working-in-outlook
  • Install and Run the Fix it tool
  • The Microsoft fix it will scan the computer for any errors
  • Click on repair button to fix the link error in Outlook

Repair MS Office Suite

Major Outlook problems can be fixed by using Repair Office method. MS office is composed of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and many other applications. Thus fixing the MS Office Suite will repair the Outlook problems

  • Go to Start and click on Control Panel
  • Now go to programs and select Uninstall a program
  • The list of programs installed on system will appear
  • Click on Microsoft Office and then on Change button on top menu
  • The dialog box will appear, click on repair option and then continue
  • The troubleshooter will scan the system and collect errors
  • Click on the repair button to remove errors in Outlook application
  • Restart the system and Open outlook
  • Click on any link in outlook e-mail message and it will open

Thus you can simply repair the Outlook ‘This Operation has been concealed due to restrictions in effect on this computer’ by following the above methods.

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