I cannot open excel attachment from outlook 2007 in Vista

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I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from

the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before

but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did

open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find

the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word

attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word

attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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K. Orland

Read up here: http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/securetemp.htm


"Elee" wrote:


> I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from
> the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before
> but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did
> open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find
> the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word
> attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word
> attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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Kathleen

I have this probem too. Tried the temp folder clearout - no joy. Nice tools

by the way. Been Googling for an hour - nothing. If I right click Excel

attachments I have Open and Preview - if I click Open nothing happens

(Preview is fine). I am on Outlook 2007 and Windows 7 RC.

"K. Orland" wrote:


> Read up here: http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/securetemp.htm

> >

> "Elee" wrote:
>
> > I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from
> > the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before
> > but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did
> > open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find
> > the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word
> > attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word
> > attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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VG9uZQ

Problem solved. Silly error - Windows 7 had somehow lost it's file

association to xls files. Outlook 2007 didn't dispaly an error when I clicked

"open" - which is what threw me - might be a windows 7 RC bug.

"Tone" wrote:


> Kathleen

> I have this probem too. Tried the temp folder clearout - no joy. Nice tools
> by the way. Been Googling for an hour - nothing. If I right click Excel
> attachments I have Open and Preview - if I click Open nothing happens
> (Preview is fine). I am on Outlook 2007 and Windows 7 RC.

> "K. Orland" wrote:
>
> > Read up here: http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/securetemp.htm
> > > >
> > "Elee" wrote:
> >
> > > I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from
> > > the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before
> > > but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did
> > > open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find
> > > the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word
> > > attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word
> > > attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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K. Orland

Sometimes an easy way to tell if it the culprit is Outlook is to open it in

safe mode:

Start > Run > outlook.exe /safe

This disables any intgration/interference in Outlook from Add Ins, third

party applications, etc.

In addition, checking your Application Event Viewer for any Outlook and/or

Office errors is helpful too.


"Tone" wrote:


> Problem solved. Silly error - Windows 7 had somehow lost it's file
> association to xls files. Outlook 2007 didn't dispaly an error when I clicked
> "open" - which is what threw me - might be a windows 7 RC bug.

> "Tone" wrote:
>
> > Kathleen
> > I have this probem too. Tried the temp folder clearout - no joy. Nice tools
> > by the way. Been Googling for an hour - nothing. If I right click Excel
> > attachments I have Open and Preview - if I click Open nothing happens
> > (Preview is fine). I am on Outlook 2007 and Windows 7 RC.
> > "K. Orland" wrote:
> >
> > > Read up here: http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/securetemp.htm
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Elee" wrote:
> > > > > I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from
> > > > the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before
> > > > but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did
> > > > open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find
> > > > the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word
> > > > attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word
> > > > attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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TeaForOne

I had a similar problem start showing up suddenly on XP professional running

Office 2003. Only Excel spreadsheet attachments couldn't be opened. I had to

save it somwhere, open Excel and then open the file from the Files Menu. The

following Excel setting helped me

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231342

"Elee" wrote:


> I am using Windows Vista, I was able to open the excel attachment direct from
> the mail of Outlook 2007 (version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001) before
> but somehow one day I opened a mail with an excel attachment, the system did
> open the excel program but then with a pop up message "The system cannot find
> the file specified'. However, there is no affect on e-mails with word
> attachment, I can just double clik the attachement and opens the word
> attachment but not anymore the excel attachment!
 
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