1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: oe6- can't open attachmts, "do not allow..." box grayed out

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by wo1fguy, Feb 5, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. wo1fguy

    wo1fguy Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2001
    Messages:
    9
    Hello and thanks in advance,

    I can't view my attachments in oe6 (win2k), and when I go to tools/options/security, the "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus"-box is grayed out.

    I have 3 identities in oe6 and all are grayed out. I have tried switching all 3 to restricted sites zone, and then restarting and all are still grayed out.

    thanks for your help,

    Brad
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2000
    Messages:
    14,146
    Hi wo1fguy

    I found this in the Microsoft Outlook Express Newsgroups.

    Requires a registry edit, be sure to backup your registry first, here is a link for
    Backing up the Windows registry

    Open Regedit
    Navigate to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express
    BlockExeAttachments=dword:00000000

    Change the value of BlockExeAttachments to 0 or delete the value.

    Let us know if this works or not.
     
  3. wo1fguy

    wo1fguy Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2001
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks for the suggestion, Eafiedler, but unfortunately it didn't work. I deleted the value and then sent myself an attachment from my yahoo account, but OE still removed it. Sorry it took me so long to reply but have had some long days at work.

    Any other advice would be appreciated!

    Brad
     
  4. wo1fguy

    wo1fguy Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2001
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Eafiedler!

    When I deleted that value it allowed me to then uncheck the box because it wasn't grayed out anymore. Thanks for your help!

    Brad
     
  5. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2000
    Messages:
    14,146
    I guess I should have added that once the registry edit was in place, you should be able to remove the checkmark...;)
     
  6. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Messages:
    72,115
    Marked solved.

    Please note you can mark your own thread solved by going to Thread Tools.
     
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/326957

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice