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"Always ask before opening this type of file" is greyed out [message #192416] Mon, 23 July 2007 16:46 Go to next message
chunnel
Messages: 28
Registered: March 2007
Junior Member
I have journal entries linked to .doc's, .tif's, .csv's, .xls'. However,
after a recent reinstall of Vista and Office I now get the above message when
clicking on the journal entries that are linked to these files. I cannot
un-check the box because it is greyed out. All I want to do is to un-check
this box. How do I do it?
RE: "Always ask before opening this type of file" is greyed out [message #192660] Tue, 24 July 2007 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chunnel
Messages: 28
Registered: March 2007
Junior Member
This is a journal entry, how could I enter a path? If I go to the doc or tif
or whatever and click on it in the folder it's in on the computer then I
don't have the problem.

"TechieBird" wrote:

> Interesting... these used to be per-machine settings, not per user, so it
> wasn't possible to change the checkbox without being logged in as a local
> adminstrator under XP. I wondered if the same was true of Vista, but I just
> tried it and it worked fine for me with a normal 'user' account and UAC
> switched on.
>
> However, you could try launching Internet Explorer as a local administrator
> account (if you haven't already disabled User Access Control), put the path
> to one of these files in the URL bar, and see if you're able to change the
> setting when the popup appears and whether it sticks.
>
> Really though, this is a Windows/Internet Explorer setting, just Outlook is
> using it. If my suggestion doesn't work, you might have more luck posting to
> an IE or Vista group.
>
> --
> TechieBird
> http://bwain-dump.blogspot.com
>
>
> "chunnel" wrote:
>
> > I have journal entries linked to .doc's, .tif's, .csv's, .xls'. However,
> > after a recent reinstall of Vista and Office I now get the above message when
> > clicking on the journal entries that are linked to these files. I cannot
> > un-check the box because it is greyed out. All I want to do is to un-check
> > this box. How do I do it?
RE: "Always ask before opening this type of file" is greyed out [message #192669] Tue, 24 July 2007 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chunnel
Messages: 28
Registered: March 2007
Junior Member
I did this, got the prompts that you said, unchecked the box and then went
back to the contact, clicked on the journal entry and still had the same
problem.

"TechieBird" wrote:

> Sorry, I should have been clearer. Try it by putting the path of any
> document of the type you want to change the setting for into the URL bar,
> e.g. c:\documents and settings\yourname\... \whatever.doc or whatever.pdf
> etc. Doing that from IE instead of Windows Explorer should force the
> confirmation prompt.
> --
> TechieBird
> http://bwain-dump.blogspot.com
>
>
> "chunnel" wrote:
>
> > This is a journal entry, how could I enter a path? If I go to the doc or tif
> > or whatever and click on it in the folder it's in on the computer then I
> > don't have the problem.
> >
> > "TechieBird" wrote:
> >
> > > Interesting... these used to be per-machine settings, not per user, so it
> > > wasn't possible to change the checkbox without being logged in as a local
> > > adminstrator under XP. I wondered if the same was true of Vista, but I just
> > > tried it and it worked fine for me with a normal 'user' account and UAC
> > > switched on.
> > >
> > > However, you could try launching Internet Explorer as a local administrator
> > > account (if you haven't already disabled User Access Control), put the path
> > > to one of these files in the URL bar, and see if you're able to change the
> > > setting when the popup appears and whether it sticks.
> > >
> > > Really though, this is a Windows/Internet Explorer setting, just Outlook is
> > > using it. If my suggestion doesn't work, you might have more luck posting to
> > > an IE or Vista group.
> > >
> > > --
> > > TechieBird
> > > http://bwain-dump.blogspot.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "chunnel" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have journal entries linked to .doc's, .tif's, .csv's, .xls'. However,
> > > > after a recent reinstall of Vista and Office I now get the above message when
> > > > clicking on the journal entries that are linked to these files. I cannot
> > > > un-check the box because it is greyed out. All I want to do is to un-check
> > > > this box. How do I do it?
RE: "Always ask before opening this type of file" is greyed out [message #192671] Tue, 24 July 2007 09:30 Go to previous message
chunnel
Messages: 28
Registered: March 2007
Junior Member
Wait!

Logging into Outlook as the admin solved the problem. I was able to see the
boxes and uncheck each item.

Right idea, wrong program. So it actually was an Outlook issue not an IE one.

Bryan

"TechieBird" wrote:

> Sorry, I should have been clearer. Try it by putting the path of any
> document of the type you want to change the setting for into the URL bar,
> e.g. c:\documents and settings\yourname\... \whatever.doc or whatever.pdf
> etc. Doing that from IE instead of Windows Explorer should force the
> confirmation prompt.
> --
> TechieBird
> http://bwain-dump.blogspot.com
>
>
> "chunnel" wrote:
>
> > This is a journal entry, how could I enter a path? If I go to the doc or tif
> > or whatever and click on it in the folder it's in on the computer then I
> > don't have the problem.
> >
> > "TechieBird" wrote:
> >
> > > Interesting... these used to be per-machine settings, not per user, so it
> > > wasn't possible to change the checkbox without being logged in as a local
> > > adminstrator under XP. I wondered if the same was true of Vista, but I just
> > > tried it and it worked fine for me with a normal 'user' account and UAC
> > > switched on.
> > >
> > > However, you could try launching Internet Explorer as a local administrator
> > > account (if you haven't already disabled User Access Control), put the path
> > > to one of these files in the URL bar, and see if you're able to change the
> > > setting when the popup appears and whether it sticks.
> > >
> > > Really though, this is a Windows/Internet Explorer setting, just Outlook is
> > > using it. If my suggestion doesn't work, you might have more luck posting to
> > > an IE or Vista group.
> > >
> > > --
> > > TechieBird
> > > http://bwain-dump.blogspot.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "chunnel" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have journal entries linked to .doc's, .tif's, .csv's, .xls'. However,
> > > > after a recent reinstall of Vista and Office I now get the above message when
> > > > clicking on the journal entries that are linked to these files. I cannot
> > > > un-check the box because it is greyed out. All I want to do is to un-check
> > > > this box. How do I do it?
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