Can't open email attachments

By horrorshow247 ·
It comes up with a error in outlook that says

Can't creat file: (file name). Right click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check you permissions for the folder.

It does this with every attachment. Any idea how I can fix this?

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Did you delete your temp folder?

by w2ktechman In reply to Can't open email attachme ...

If so, re-create it, or go into the options and specify a new location.
I think the options are found in Word.

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by horrorshow247 In reply to Did you delete your temp ...

That makes no sense.

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by w2ktechman In reply to ?

If you delete the temp folder itself, Office may not have any idea where to create the 'temp' or 'editable' version of a file.

But that is just a guess, I havent looked into it at all.

However, I do remember some time ago that someone blew away the temp folder, and then had problems with word. If memory serves me correctly that is.

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Here is something that I googled

by w2ktechman In reply to ?

It suggests long filenames where they are not allowed. This also points to the temp folder. So I am guessing that my memory serves me correct on that fix that I did years ago.

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Re: Can't open email attachments

You can always open them with "Notepad", select the attachment and then "save as" give it a name and put it on your desktop, right click then highlight it and then select "open with" scroll down until you see "notepad". You can open (nearly)anything with notepad, just remember that.
Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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