Unable to attach a file or open an attached file in Microsoft Outlook

Unable to attach a file or open an attached file in Microsoft Outlook

This is mainly because the user might not have the right permission to the temp folder.

One solution is to create a new temp folder for them and give them permission to write and read to it. E.g. c:\temp

You will need to edit the registry too.  You can do this by typing ‘regedit’ on the ‘run’ menu.

Look inside the ‘HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\Version\outlook\security\’ for the outlookSecureTempFolder key.  You can also do a find for the ‘outlookSecureTempFolder’ key too.  Once you found this key, change the path to the new temp folder that you created.

3 Comments on Unable to attach a file or open an attached file in Microsoft Outlook

  1. The above solution really worked out…Its smart solution…Thank you genivnet…

  2. Thanks Mate its really worked out. Agreed with Gladson its a smart solutions. you are a live saver. Thanks again

  3. helse2ore // July 6, 2011 at 3:42 am //

    THANKS!!!!!, you put me in the right direction. I just changed the permissions on the current temp folder and it also worked!!!!!

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