MAINSP3FF.MSP is missing

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I am attempting to open an attachment in Outlook 2003 - Windows installer opens and is looking for the mains3ff.msp file - the path is pointing to c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\temp

The contents of this folder were deleted a few weeks ago.

I cannot get any updates from Micorsofts website because this file is missing.

I tried to uninstall/reinstall but cannot.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!
Question by:rluszcz
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    Hello rluszcz,

    not sure if this applies because the file is slightly different from your comment

    hope this helps a bit
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    Greetings, rluszcz !

    This problem could be caused by a bad or incomplete update.  Perform a system restore to date when you did not have this error.

    If no joy, uninstall MS Office.  Then use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility as posted in bruintje's link to remove remaining bits of Office entries.

    Then reinstall MS Office.

    Best wishes!
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    We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

    Thanks, war1

    Author Comment

    I uninstalled/reinstalled Office and the problem was resolved.
    I would have done this before I posted my question, but Microsoft's web page indicated that this WOULD not resolve the issue - never believe anything you read.
    I am all set and thank you for the follow up.
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    rluszcz, glad the problem is resolved.  Will you accept my comment above?  The Accept button is on the right side of the comment.

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