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Setting Opera Mail as default program in Windows 7 (64bit)

  • I think it is just about the configuration of the folders which need to be changed in reg file.

    That's what it looks like as in the pic you posted, it just listed a path like it wasn't able to find what it was looking for.

  • I think it is just about the configuration of the folders which need to be changed in reg file.

    Try this reg file. It uses the %ProgramFiles% environment variable for all the paths. In other words, it uses "%ProgramFiles%\Opera Mail\operamail.exe" instead of "C:\Program Files\Opera Mail\operamail.exe" so that it works on any locale and even if your drive isn't C:/. This one is specifically for 32-bit versions of windows like you have.

    I tested that all the keys looked right after importing. However, I have 64-bit windows, so I wasn't able to test if "Opera M2" shows up in "Default Programs" and whether MAPI works (right-click on file on desktop -> send to -> mail recipient").

  • I am so sorry. I just found out that Opera Mail was not in Program Files, it was in AppData (I had reinstalled but I did not change the path). Now I installed in the right path and it is working now. I am so sorry about my stupidity, I am so embarrassed. Thanks for the help @burnout426

    Nevermind the above. Just download make_m2_default_client.zip, extract it, view the readme and merge. That should do the trick. (Basically researched how Thunderbird does it and copied it.)

    I used that one.

  • I am so sorry. I just found out that Opera Mail was not in Program Files, it was in AppData

    Ah O.K. Don't worry about it. You are correct that the Opera Mail installer suggests the wrong path by default. You have to click "options" to not only notice that it's wrong but to fix it.

    This could be why the reg fixes don't work right for some. They assume Opera Mail is installed in the right place when it really isn't.

    Glad you got it.

    I'll update the original zip file still though to also include the %ProgramFiles% reg file (after I make one that uses %ProgramFiles(x86)% too). Then, I clarify about the install directory in the readme.txt.

  • I'll update the original zip file still though to also include the %ProgramFiles% reg file (after I make one that uses %ProgramFiles(x86)% too).

    Actually, I won't be doing that. Using expanded strings and environment variables didn't work out completely because it breaks MAPI. The MAPI stuff ignores expanded strings for DLLPath and operamail.exe paths. So, one just has to edit the paths in the registry file if they're not where your operamail.exe is at.

  • Nevermind the above. Just download make_m2_default_client.zip, extract it, view the readme and merge. That should do the trick. (Basically researched how Thunderbird does it and copied it.)

    That reg file above worked for me.

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