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Tip: Make GoldMine the default email client in Windows 10

Make GoldMine the default email client in Windows 10

Issue:

We have found that on many 64-bit Windows 10 PCs it is has not previously been possible to make GoldMine the default email client.   The following solution has been found to resolve the issue in the majority of cases.

Background:

- If you have a 64-bit windows installation

- GoldMine Premium is installed on your Workstation or Laptop

- In Windows 10 select....  Start | Settings | Systems

- Select Default Apps

If you click for the default email app you find that 'GoldMine' is not listed then this solution is suitable for you

Gm email client 1

Solution:

  1. Download the following Registry Key or as an alternative we have included the script for the registry change as the end of this document

Warning:

*** Modify the registry at your own risk ***

- Please note before running this registry key it should be approved by your corporate IT team, they will also be able to take registry backups if they feel this is appropriate. 

- Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly or if these changes prove to be incompatible with your unique system configuration.

- Some registry problems might require that you reinstall the operating system, Wizard Systems (UK) Ltd cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. 

  1. Double click to run the registry file and add it your system

See this Microsoft Article for more info

  1. Set GoldMine as a default app

- GoldMine Premium is installed on your Workstation or Laptop

- In Windows 10 select....  Start | Settings | Systems

- Select Default Apps

- If the registry changes have worked on your system when you click for the default email app you will find that 'GoldMine for Windows' is now listed

- Select ‘GoldMine for Windows’

 

Gm email client 2

  1. Test the change

- Log into GoldMine

- As a test go to http://www.wizard-systems.co.uk  

- Click the email link in the top right hand corner.

- GoldMine should now pop up with a new email

Known Limitations

Some modern Windows apps like snipping tool and Photos have the ability to share with an mail client.  These sharing / send to features are not available for use with Goldmine’s email client

Registry Key Text:

 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\mailto]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\RegisteredApplications]

"GoldMine"="SOFTWARE\\WOW6432Node\\FrontRange Solutions\\GoldMine\\Capabilities"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine]

@="GoldMine"

"DLLPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\GMEProxy.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Capabilities]

"ApplicationDescription"="GoldMine"

"ApplicationIcon"="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\",0"

"ApplicationName"="GoldMine"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Capabilities\StartMenu]

"Mail"="GoldMine"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Capabilities\UrlAssociations]

"mailto"="GoldMine mailto"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols\mailto]

@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00

"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols\mailto\DefaultIcon]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols\mailto\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols\mailto\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\" /e:%1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Clients\Mail\GoldMine\Shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\" /e:%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto]

@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

"FriendlyTypeName"="GoldMine"

"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\"/e:%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GoldMine.Mailto]

@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GoldMine.Mailto\shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\"/e:%1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto]

@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\"/e:%1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\GoldMine.Mailto]

@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\GoldMine.Mailto\shell\open\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GoldMine\\gmw.exe\"/e:%1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RegisteredApplications]

"GoldMine"="SOFTWARE\\WOW6432Node\\FrontRange Solutions\\GoldMine\\Capabilities"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FrontRange Solutions\GoldMine\Capabilities]

"ApplicationDescription"="Open mailto on local machine"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FrontRange Solutions\GoldMine\Capabilities\UrlAssociations]

"mailto"="GoldMine.Mailto"

 

Please proceed with caution!! Wizard Systems (UK) Ltd and it employees accepts no responsibility for of any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this proposed workaround.

 

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