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Using Outlook 2003 - where is that information stored for attachments?  I accidentally choose to always open & I want it to always ask me.  In the registry?  If so, you have the key? :)

Thanks!

-Corey
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by:sirbounty
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Hi coreybryant,
The version (9.0) is probably different, but the same should still apply:
>>Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security

If the Security key is not present, right-click the Outlook key, point to New on the shortcut menu, and then click Key. Type Security as the name, and then press ENTER.
Click to select the Security key, and on the Edit menu, point to New. Click String Value, type AddWarningFileTypes, and then press ENTER.
Right click AddWarningFileTypes, and then click Modify. Enter the extensions of those file types for which you want to receive a warning in the Value data box. Note that the file extensions should be entered as semicolon- (;) delimited strings without using any periods (.).
Click the Security key, on the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value. Type RemoveWarningFileTypes, and then press ENTER.
Right-click the RemoveWarningFileTypes value, and then click Modify on the shortcut menu. Enter the extensions of those file types for which you do not want to receive a warning. Note that the file extensions should be entered as semicolon-delimited strings without using any periods.
Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: You must have some string value added to the AddWarningFileTypes key in order for RemoveWarningFileTypes to work. If necessary create a fake extension for AddWarningFileTypes, such as <qqq>
<<<ref: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=259514
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by:coreybryant
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Hm well almost but now that just gives me the option to save or cancel.  No more open :(  

Similar to:
Attachment Security Warning

WARNING!

The file may contain a virus that can be harmful to your computer. It is important to be very certain that this file is safe before you open it. You must save this file to disk before it can be opened.

Filename: file name
Type: file type

-Corey
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by:sirbounty
ID: 10673658
Hmm...thought that was what you were looking for.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=829982 references the following steps:

Quit Outlook 2003.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Verify if the following registry key exists. If it does, go to step 5.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security

If the registry key does not exist, create it. To create the registry key, locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft

Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.
Type Office, and then press ENTER.
Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.
Type 11.0, and then press ENTER.
Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.
Type Outlook, and then press ENTER.
Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.
Type Security, and then press ENTER.
Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click String Value.
Type the following name for the new value:
Level1Remove

Press ENTER.
Right-click the new string value name, and then click Modify.
Type the file name extension of the file type that you want to open in Outlook 2003. For example:
.exe

To specify multiple file types, use the following format:
.exe;.com

Click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.
Restart your computer.

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by:sirbounty
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Looking at this again, I don't believe there's any way around that setting.
MS incorporated this to prevent the flaws in their software, er, the recent discovery of potential security holes...
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by:coreybryant
ID: 10673726
Yes.  This is what it says on other extensions:
You should only open attachments from a trustworthy source.

Attachment: account.doc from Inbox - Microsoft Outlook

Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?

Open / Save / Cancel

Always ask before opening this type of file

I just accidentally chose Always ask before opening this type of file when opening the DOC file.  So now I do not have a choice.  No biggie but I was hoping someone might know.  :)

-Corey
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sirbounty earned 2000 total points
ID: 10673754
Try this:

From Control Panel, choose Folder Options
File Types tab
Scroll down to the extension type that you want to reset (.DOC), then click Advanced.
Check the "Confirm open after download" check box, then click OK.
Close out Folder Options.
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by:coreybryant
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YES!  That was it.  Now I won't be frustrated!.  LOL
Thanks!!

-Corey
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by:sirbounty
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Sorry it took me so long to 'sync'-up with you! LOL
Glad it's working - happy to help.
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by:netsysgrp
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I have done all of this and Outlook still prompts me every time you try and open just xls or doc attachements.  It does not ask me for pdf files.

Any ideas?
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