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Top 4 Methods to Fix ‘The Operation Has Been Cancelled Due to Restrictions in Windows 10’ Error

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Have you ever come across error ‘This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, Please contact your system Administrator’? The error is generally caused by clicking on a hyperlink in Outlook, however, it’s not always Outlook that is the cause of problem. Maybe the Internet browser is having some problem. Using the older version of Outlook in Windows 10 could also cause the error.

When an application is blocked by some tool from running in the computer it shows this error. If the case is with outlook it may be default web- browser. if any web-browser is set as default to open the hyperlink in Outlook and it has been uninstalled, Outlook may give this error message. One solution is to set the available browser as default to open outlook links and to run windows programs.

Not, only the default web browser condition, policies set by the administrator, anti-virus installed on the system may be the cause of ‘Operation Has Been Cancelled Due to Restrictions in Windows 10’. The error message can be repaired by Registry Editor, Group Policy

Resolve Operation Has Been Cancelled Due to Restrictions via Registry Editor

Fix the Registry Editor

  • Add the programs to DisallowRun key In registry editor to keep them away from running
  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run window
  • Type Regedit and press OK to launch Registry editor window
  • Follow the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • Here delete the key with name ‘DisallowRun’

Issue With Web Browser

  • Open the Registry Editor from Start menu
  • Now, go to the path name HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Classes\.html
  • Go to the window on the right side and right click on ‘Default’
  • Select Modify and change the value entered to html file
  • Now perform the same steps to change value for key in .htm, shtml, .xht, .xhtml, .xhtm

Set Settings to Default

  • Exit all the opened applications in the system
  • Go to start and type internet options, click on the link that opens
  • Click on Advanced and then click on Reset
  • This will reset all the internet properties for all programs
  • Click on Programs tab and then Set Programs
  • The control panel window will open, click on Set Default Programs
  • Click on Microsoft Office Outlook and click on ‘Set This program as default’
  • Click on Web browser installed and select ‘Set This program as default’

Fix GPO (Group Policy) Settings

  • Go to Start and type group policy to open the console
  • Expand the user configuration folder and then Administrative templates
  • Expand the System folder
  • Go to the right side window and look for ‘Don’t run specified window applications’
  • Double click on the option and change it to ‘Not Configured’

By following above methods you can reset the internet settings for all applications, fix issue with web-browser, registry editor and group policy to remove ‘Operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in Windows 10’.