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don77

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I have microsoft outlook at work, I m having a problem where if someone sends me a forwarded e-mail as an attatchment I can't open it, I get the usual blah bla blah,, " The form required to view this message can not be displayed"
If I right click on it and save it to my desk top I can click on it and it will open,

I m sure its just a setting that I can't find,

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
Don :tazz:
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coachwife6

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Not sure....but....

Specify the program that starts when you open a file
Many file types in Windows are registered to be opened by a particular program. For example, Notepad starts when you open a text (.txt) file. You can change the program that starts when you open a particular type of file.

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, click the View menu, and then click Options.


Click the File Types tab.


In the Registered file types box, click the file type you want to open with a different program.


Click Edit.


In the Actions box, click Open.


Click Edit.


In the Application used to perform action box, type the path to the program you want to use to open files of the selected file type. Or click Browse to select the path from a folder list.
Note Not all registered file types have an Open action.


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More lame advice: :tazz:

Open an attachment without opening the item
Right-click the item that contains the attachment.


On the shortcut menu, point to View Attachments and then click the name of the attachment that you want to view.


Sorry. I just started using Outlook myself after I was threatened by IT.
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don,
you may need to run a detect and repair on your outlook help menu.
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don77

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Thanks CW6 and SJ

I spotted the detect and repair and was about to run it when all of a sudden the monitor flashed !!!



Then the lights went out, Oh well not much you can do in the office sitting in the dark :tazz:
What can a guy do but go home early :)
So I will give it a shot tomorrow,

Thanks again
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Thanks for all the suggestions,
Managed to solve this here is how in the event someone has the same problem,

when opening outlook hold down the CRTL key this brings you into a safe mode of outlook, simply close it after it opens completely, open again as you do normal and it should have reset it
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I was having the same problem opening power point attachments. Found help at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ppsopen.htm ... Might want to check it out
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