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Can't Open Excel Attachment Directly From Outlook Express.

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#1 MaMister


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Posted 02 January 2008 - 01:07 AM

I am having a problem opening a file attachment with Outlook Express 6. I can save the attachement to the hard drive and open it, but when I try and open it directly from Outlook express, it says " the file cannot be found C:\Documents
and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\....\name.xls"

Other attachments is ok. Please advise.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:12 PM

While I do not have an answer for you why you cannot open directly, think on the bright side: You have to drag it out someplace first, then you can SCAN IT WITH ANTIVRUS, and finally open it. Safer this way!

Office files MAY contain malware behind any sheet, document and within macros.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:47 AM

Thanks for all reply.

This is what i did:

1. Uninstall office 2003 and reinstall, still get the same problem.

2. Uninstall office 2003 and get install a copy of office xp, the problem goes away! Now I can open that xls file directly from OE.

But I would like to fix the problem and use back the office 2003.

Please advice. Thanks.

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