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can't open .exe file attachment in Outlook

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tbgillespie, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. tbgillespie

    tbgillespie Thread Starter

    Apr 20, 2004
    I want to open a ".exe" file attachment in Microsoft Outlook 2002 (not Outlook Express).
    I have already tried what was suggested to a similar question on the web site: Go to:
    Tools, Options, Security, and then deselect the radio button that
    talks about attachments and viruses. However, I do NOT have a choice
    like that. I went to the Microsoft web site and they said that I should
    edit the registry. I followed their instructions and that didn't work.
  2. scmazter


    Oct 5, 2003
    First thing's first.
    Never ask microsoft for help, they hardly ever help, rather waste your time.

    Why the heck would u like 2 recieve .exe files? Very dangerious.

    Well, I suspect you either send them 2 yourself, or from somebody you know very well.

    Well, there is a thing, which I think should work. Before attaching the file, rename its extension to .txt and then just rename it to .exe again when you recieve it.

    Make sure you have show extensions in tools>folder options enabled.

    So say, a file

    rename to
    then change to .exe again.

    Tellme if this works too.
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