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How to force Excel attachments to open in safe mode when opened via Outlook or called from other apps

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I need to prevent Excel from opening in normal mode and want to open that in safe mode always. I can use the startup switch /s when I run excel.exe directly but how do I make excel alway open in safe mode even when called from outlook when I open excel attachment. Currently when I open excel attachment from outlook, it opens in normal mode. I tried making registry changes to append /e /s to class_root hives wherever excel.exe appears, but it still doesn't open in safe mode.

any help is much appreciated.

many thanks in advance
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Go to My Computer. Select Tools | Folder Options | File Types (tab). Scroll down to the Excel extensions (XL*). Since most extensions are .XLS, I'll use that as an example. Select .XLS. Click the Advanced button. Under Actions, highlight Open and click the Edit button. Append /s in the box for "Application used to perform action:". /e should already be there. If it isn't, append /e /s. Save your changes. You may need to reboot or close and reopen both Excel and Outlook.
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