Fix the issue when Microsoft® Outlook is not opening attachments
Having issues or errors whole trying to open attachments in Microsoft Outlook? Find how to solve them.
Microsoft Outlook is one the most popular e-mail or personal information management program in the world and is developed and released by the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Outlook is having a number of versions and all of them are provided with productivity enhancing features that can be put to use by home and Office users alike. The simple user interface featured in Microsoft Outlook makes possible the maximum utilization of the program option by all users. The security and privacy options provided in Microsoft Outlook help defend against malicious items that circulate over the network causing harm to connected computers. It enables the users to prevent infections and issues by disabling or blocking the access of suspicious attachments by the users. The blocking of the attachments can be annoying sometimes and this mainly happens due to reasons like program security settings, problems caused by other security programs installed in the system and also due to the errors and issues within the application caused by various other system issues.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix errors or issues while opening attachments in Microsoft Outlook:
- Change security settings
- Reconfigure security programs
- Repair/update application
Change security settings
The errors that are occurring while the users try to access the e-mail attachments might be caused by the security settings of the program. The users should uncheck the ‘Do not allow attachments to be saved…’ option in the security menu of the program and restart the program for the new setting to take effect. Now the users can access and open the attachments without any issues
Reconfigure security programs
The security programs installed in a computer can also interfere with two working of the network intensive programs or applications that are installed in the system. These programs might sometimes block the accessing of e-mail attachments to prevent infections and issues. This restricts the users from accessing all types of attachments. So all users having issues with the attachments in the Microsoft Outlook are advised to run off or suspend the security programs while accessing the attachments. Doing so will help fix issues and the users will be able to access the desired e-mail attachments.
The errors and issues with the application file folders can also cause problems with its functioning and this might be the reasons that are causing issues with e-mail attachments. The users are therefore advised to attempt a repair using the diagnostic tools and update the application. Doing so will help fix errors with the application and will therefore fix issues with the e-mail attachments.
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