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OL 2002 unable to open url files

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Running Outlook 2002, i am unable to open url attachments, "Outlook has blocked access etc..."

I have tried editing the registry and downloading a tool called Attachment Options from http://www.slovaktech.com/attachmentoptions.htm

I can select that i do not want to block url files, i presume this program just edits the registry.

When i restart outlook however they all appear to be blocked again. I am a local admin on this machine.

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Question by:richardwakefield
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by:sirbounty
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Is this the route you took?

Click Start->Run->Regedit

Run Regedit, and go to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security (change 10.0 to 9.0 for Outlook 2000 SP3 or to 11.0 for Outlook 2003)
Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.
For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:

.zip;.mdb;.url

would force you to save Zip file type and unblock Microsoft Access files and Internet shortcuts.
<<ref:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/blockzips.htm#Level1Remove
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by:Karen Falandays
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Hi Richard, also, just try lowering your internet explorer security options. That sometimes does the trick
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by:LucF
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Hi richardwakefield,

You also might want to take a look at the COM add-in listed here to add a menu to your options menu:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm#ol2002

Greetings,

LucF
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by:richardwakefield
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sirbounty - that's what i have donw the "level1remove" key now reads

.url

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Karen Falandays earned 500 total points
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Oh, and one more thing, SP3 is available for 2002 here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307841
Karen
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