Can't open .msg and .eml attachments in Outlook 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Duane, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Duane

    Duane Guest

    Have Vista Home Premium on new computer. Since transferring my Office 2003
    SB Suite, I can not open attachments. This includes file types such as above
    that are not on the list of forbidden file types. I can save them and turn
    them into objects in word, but they are mostly a mess- hex code with some
    english, no formatting. I've added the Level1 parameter to my registry with
    these parameters as arguments. That hasn't helped.

    I do not find a "don't open attachments" checkbox that I can uncheck in the
    security tab of options.

    Can anybody help?
    Duane, Dec 2, 2007
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    How about right-clicking the file in Explorer, going to Properties and see
    if the file has an Unblock button?
    Mr. Arnold, Dec 2, 2007
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  3. How did you go about the transfer of the .PST file? If you exported it on
    the old machine and imported it on the new one, you've probably corrupted
    your Outlook profile, a known issue with Outlook's .PST import/export
    function. If this is what you did, create a new Outlook profile on the new
    machine, make a COPY of your old .PST file (with Outlook closed) on the old
    machine, place this copy on the new machine in a folder where it will NOT
    OVERWRITE any existing .PST files, then re-connect Outlook to it using
    'File|Open|Outlook Data File'.

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  4. Duane

    Duane Guest

    I've found the solution to the problem:

    With the help of Microsoft, a solution has been found to the problem of not
    being able to open some or all file types attached to email messages in
    Outlook 2003 on Vista: the Google Desktop is blocking the action. As a

    Go to add-ins: Tools.Options.Other.Advanced Options, Add-In Manager button
    and, if the Google Desktop addin is checked, uncheck it.

    This solved the problem of not being able to open and view attachments.
    Duane, Dec 6, 2007
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    jbaronlaw Guest

    Thank you! This has been driving me crazy.
    jbaronlaw, Dec 10, 2007
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    Misty Olen Guest

    Wow, this helped after about an hour of searching. Thanks so much.
    Misty Olen, Feb 9, 2008
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    robinb Guest

    can you explain to me which program you are doing this workaround in?
    windows mail? Google Desktop? Ie Browser? where?

    ">> With the help of Microsoft, a solution has been found to the problem of
    robinb, Feb 11, 2008
  8. Duane

    markmvps Guest


    Don't be panic you can open EML Files into PST File with the help of Kernel for EML to PST Converter Tool.You can get more information from here
    markmvps, Apr 18, 2013
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