CoolWriteups Solved: InfoPath 2010 Form Items Opening In Browser Instead Of Client Application

Problem: The form link in an email notification is meant to open in the InfoPath client application but instead it opens in a Browser.

Solution 1: Go to Form Library > Form Library Settings > Advanced Settings and change the option for “Opening documents in the Browser” to “Open in Client Application”

Solution 2: Log into the Farm, open Central Admin > General Application Settings > InfoPath Forms Services and uncheck the option to Render Forms in the Browser.

Solution 3: Open Site Actions > Site Settings > Modify All Settings. Under Site Collection Administration, click Site Collection Features and Activate the “Open Documents in Client Applications by Default” feature.

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