Why can't Outlook open excel attachments

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Why can't Outlook open excel attachments. Why can't Outlook find excel attachments.
Question by:ccf_
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    Expert Comment

    You are going to need to provide a lot more detail.

    What version of Outlook?  What version of Excel?
    What OS?

    What exactly are you trying to do?
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    Accepted Solution

    If you can just save the attachment you may try this method:

    1. Open the Registry Editor (type "regedit" at Run in Start Menu) .

    2. Expand the branches to

    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Sec urity"

    3. Create a new string value by selecting New and then String Value from the Edit menu.

    4. Name the new value "Level1Remove".

    5. Double-click the new "Level1Remove" to edit it, and enter the filename extensions you'd like to stop Outlook from blocking. Extensions should be typed in lower case, without the dots (.), and separated by semicolons (;). For example, type "exe;mdb;vbs" to allow .exe, .mdb, and .vbs attachments, respectfully.

    6. Click Ok and then close the Registry Editor when you're done. You may have to restart Outlook for this change to take effect.
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    Expert Comment

    My mistake, should be "If you cannot just save ..." ;)
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    Assisted Solution

    In Excel, Go to the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the General tab.
    Untick the Box that Says, "Ignore Other Applications"

    Apply Okay

    Close and Reopen Outlook

    No open your Excel Document

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you all for your assistance! I used both solutions just to make sure and everything worked out just fine.

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