Always ask before opening this file type

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Zerocool242007, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Every time I get a attachment in my email and I click on the attachment
    it comes up with would you like open or save this file and right below
    that is Always ask before opening this file type but it is grayed out
    so I can't uncheck it so it will just download it. Any suggestions on
    how to get that back so I can uncheck it? I am using Outlook 2007 and
    Windows Vista. I know in xp you could just go to file type and uncheck
    it from there but vista does not have that option in folder options.
    Please help been pulling my hair out for weeks lol thanks for your time
    Zerocool242007, Jul 20, 2007
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  2. Zerocool242007

    blueballs Guest

    So I just wasted a couple hours of my life with Outlook 2007 again.
    (system: Vista business, running Outlook 2007)

    The solution I have discovered so far is to open Outlook as the
    Administrator: (Right click+Shift key) Outlook icon, "Run As

    For each of the file types you do NOT want to be prompted with the
    "Opening Mail Attachment" box and the grayed out/disabled "always ask
    before opening this type of file" message, you must try to OPEN the
    file. You will now be able to clear that annoying little box! Users
    won't be prompted anymore before opening a file of that type.

    -a :geek:

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    blueballs, Feb 19, 2008
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