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Unable to open Offfice attachments in Windows Mail

Posted on 2009-07-05
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Whenever I try to open a Word, Powerpoint of Excel attachment in Vista Mail I get an error message saying "The path or filename for C:\Windows\System32\[filename] is invalid. Please check the path and filename are correct"
If I save the attachment to the desktop and open it from there then it opens fine. PDF attachments also open fine.
Please HELP!!
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Thanks, the %UserProfile% was in the Start in: box of the shortcut propoerties of Windows Mail so I uninstalled IE8 and I can now launch all MS Office attachments.
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