Cannot open TIF file attachments in Outlook 2003

When I try and TIF attachements in Outlook 2003 I get the following error message, "Can't create file: FAX.TIF. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menue to check your premissions for the folder."
All I am trying to do is open the file straight out of the email. I cannot even right click and select save as, when I try I just get the same error message.
How do I fix this?


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mark_06Author Commented:
Sorry, my first line should read "When I try and open TIF attachements"
za_mkhIT ManagerCommented:
It could be that the TIF extension is not registered properly. If you have outlook 2003 three, you should also have Office Picture Manager to open TIF files or Windows Imaging.

This is what you can do to fix it:

Save the Tif file to your desktop.
Right Click the TIF and choose the option that says Open With ... and then select Choose Program
In the list of applications choose Office Picture Manager or Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

For TIF files, the Windows Picture and Fax View application is better, as sometimes, a TIF file can have multiple pages. Office Picture Manager won't show you these pages while the Windows Picture And Fax Viewer.

Hope this helps!
Hello mark_06,

Do you have the same problem with other attachments?  

If so, your Outlook tem folder could be full. Delete the files in Outlook Secure Temp Folder OLK
OutlookTools to access Temp folder

Hope this helps!

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