Microsoft® Excel Attachments Not Opening in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Get to know more about why Microsoft Excel attachments do not open in Microsoft Outlook 2003
Outlook 2003 provides a platform for users to manage various e-mail accounts. The e-mail messages that are received in the account inbox also arrive in Outlook folders. The message consists of both plain text messages and also e-mails that include attachments. The attachments undergo scanning process along with the e-mails when arriving at the user inbox. The harmful attachments would be prevented from opening or downloading Outlook applications. Certain attachments that exceed a particular size limit are also prevented from opening. Excel attachments not opening in Outlook 2003 application is a major issue. The user will not be able to open Excel file attachments even if the user downloads the file.
Here is more on why Microsoft Excel attachments do not open in Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Enable DDE Option
- Alternative Tips to Solve the Issue
The Excel attachments are unable to open in Outlook 2003 application is a major headache for users. The occurrence of the infections, disabled options on Outlook 2003 application like Dynamic Data Exchange option, large temporary Outlook folder, etc. may be possible causes for the issue.
Enable DDE Option
Open the Outlook application window and select 'Tools' menu. In the drop down option, choose 'Options' and then select 'Advanced options'. Now, select the option for allowing the Dynamic Data Exchange on the application. For that deselect the 'ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange' option. Click on 'Ok' and exit the dialog box. Now the attachment can be opened on the application.
Alternative Tips to Solve Issue
The issues due to the infections could be prevented by scanning the attachments using certain tools for monitoring the e-mails in Outlook applications. The attachments that contain infections should be removed from the system. The temporary Outlook file folders should be cleared regularly. The folders should be cleared for saving space for Outlook files. These actions would result in more space for the Outlook file attachments to get downloaded and open on the application.
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