Google Desktop: Fix for View in Outlook Not Working

Posted December 6, 2006 by johnnythawte in Google

Google Desktop is one of the best ways to quickly search your computer as well as your email. Unfortunately, some script blockers and antivirus programs break Google Desktop’s integration with Outlook, leaving you unable to use the “View in Outlook” link. This recipe shows you how to fix that problem.


Open up Regedit by going to the Start\Run menu and typing in regedit.exe

Navigate down to the following key. Note that it may be easier to search for it.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\
{0006F03A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

You will see a couple of keys. First select the InprocServer32 key. In the (default) value, you will probably see a path to a file. Double-click on the key and remove the path, leaving it blank.

Next, choose the LocalServer32 key, and verify that the (default) value contains the full path to Microsoft Outlook. Note that your path may be different than mine:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\outlook.exe

You should now be able to use the View in Outlook links again.

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  • Joaquim Cardeira

    You are the man!

    Thank you very much!

  • Jbprivate

    Outstanding! Works like charm now. THANK YOU!!!

  • Htorres

    and if for some reason that does not work, try outlook detect and repair.

  • pban

    This did not work for me. Windows XP, Outlook 2007, using Microsoft Security Essentials as my Anti Virus program