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Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #281133] Tue, 11 March 2008 11:28 Go to next message
Luis Aguilar
Messages: 1
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
Hi,

I used to save my important emails in my desktop, so I have easy access to
them, since I migrated to outlook 2007 I can't open the attachments in these
emails. Does any one knows if this is bug? or if it is a know issue?. The
message I get makes no sense "The operation failed. An object could not be
found".

More important is that when I downgrade to 2003, It started to work again.

Thanks and Best regards,
Luis Aguilar
RE: Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #283297] Tue, 18 March 2008 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JoanneFastank
Messages: 2
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
Hi Luis,

I have solved my problem.

Went to Tools/Trust Center/Add ons, at the bottom there is a blue arrow
clicked on this and then pressed up. It brought me up a list of 4 items. I
turned them all off (unticked them) and then tried my emails again. The
attachments opened. Then it was trial and error which one was blocked it,
turned them off & on in turn see which one prevented it. Ended up it was the
Symantec Antivirus Protection one.

Hopefully this will help you out too.

"JoanneFastank" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am having exactly the same problem as you and I can't find out how to
> recify it. It's realy annoying me. I have checked in the Trust Center in
> Outlook to see if everything was allowed but it's all ok. It only happens on
> mail that I receive and have saved in, outgoing mail I have saved with
> attachments I can open no problem and also when I receive an email in with an
> attachment I can open them too.
>
> So please can someone help both Luis and myself. Thanks
>
> "Luis Aguilar" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I used to save my important emails in my desktop, so I have easy access to
> > them, since I migrated to outlook 2007 I can't open the attachments in these
> > emails. Does any one knows if this is bug? or if it is a know issue?. The
> > message I get makes no sense "The operation failed. An object could not be
> > found".
> >
> > More important is that when I downgrade to 2003, It started to work again.
> >
> > Thanks and Best regards,
> > Luis Aguilar
> >
RE: Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #283503] Tue, 18 March 2008 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
argchem
Messages: 1
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
I had a similar problem in outlook 2003 - but I did not have Norton installed
and the Add-on Names did not look like they were associated with my Virus
protection.

I disabled all of the add-ons and I was then able to read email attached.

I think it may be a corrupt add-on or one that was written for Outlook
before one of the "Security Updates". I would advise removing them all first
to see if any are causing the problem.

PS: the ability to read was affected by an automated update. I had
previously been able to read emails as attachments, then I was not able to. I
do not know when as I do not typically get forwards in this manner (about 1
every 6 months so ...).

"JoanneFastank" wrote:

> Hi Luis,
>
> I have solved my problem.
>
> Went to Tools/Trust Center/Add ons, at the bottom there is a blue arrow
> clicked on this and then pressed up. It brought me up a list of 4 items. I
> turned them all off (unticked them) and then tried my emails again. The
> attachments opened. Then it was trial and error which one was blocked it,
> turned them off & on in turn see which one prevented it. Ended up it was the
> Symantec Antivirus Protection one.
>
> Hopefully this will help you out too.
>
> "JoanneFastank" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am having exactly the same problem as you and I can't find out how to
> > recify it. It's realy annoying me. I have checked in the Trust Center in
> > Outlook to see if everything was allowed but it's all ok. It only happens on
> > mail that I receive and have saved in, outgoing mail I have saved with
> > attachments I can open no problem and also when I receive an email in with an
> > attachment I can open them too.
> >
> > So please can someone help both Luis and myself. Thanks
> >
> > "Luis Aguilar" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I used to save my important emails in my desktop, so I have easy access to
> > > them, since I migrated to outlook 2007 I can't open the attachments in these
> > > emails. Does any one knows if this is bug? or if it is a know issue?. The
> > > message I get makes no sense "The operation failed. An object could not be
> > > found".
> > >
> > > More important is that when I downgrade to 2003, It started to work again.
> > >
> > > Thanks and Best regards,
> > > Luis Aguilar
> > >
Re: Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #283649] Wed, 19 March 2008 05:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
argchem <argchem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I had a similar problem in outlook 2003 - but I did not have Norton
> installed and the Add-on Names did not look like they were associated
> with my Virus protection.
>
> I disabled all of the add-ons and I was then able to read email
> attached.

That's a symptom of Google Desktop Search. Do you have that installed?
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #300273] Tue, 13 May 2008 07:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bodene
Messages: 1
Registered: May 2008
Junior Member
Outlook 2007 does not allow 94 different attachments to be opened and gives no option to open them anyway, anyhow.
I did find a link to a free, donation only tweak program.
http://www.slovaktech.com/attachmentoptions.htm
You install it / start outlook / tools / options / attachment security & options tab / move file extensions to allow to the right / apply

Re: Can't open attachments in saved emails with outlook 2007 [message #300334] Tue, 13 May 2008 10:05 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Jeff <tjefa@cinci.rr.com> wrote:

> Outlook 2007 does not allow 94 different attachments to be opened and
> gives no option to open them anyway, anyhow.
> I did find a link to a free, donation only tweak program.
> http://www.slovaktech.com/attachmentoptions.htm
> You install it / start outlook / tools / options / attachment
> security & options tab / move file extensions to allow to the right /
> apply

I don't think this is germane to the OP's issue. The notification box for a
blocked attachment is different than the one the OP posted.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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