Cannot open Excel attachments in Outlook since upgrading to Vista

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My company has recently upgraded everyone to Vista and now we canot open Execl attachments from outlook. Please advise if this known problem has been resolved.


That is not a known problem.
Usually you would get an err msg if opening fails, what is it?
Does the rest of Office function?
What versions of Office?

Michael Murphy


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Discussions in Outlook General Questions.

Discussions in Excel General Questions.

They will help you with your Outlook questions when you repost in the above Office Newsgroups.


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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Hello Scotsmiss,

Thank you for posting to the Microsoft Answers Forums.

Form reviewing other forums, I found one solution that seemed to work for several people.

From the Excel menu, select Tools/Options, click the General tab, uncheck Ignore Other Applications.

You should now be able to double click and open From Outlook and other applications.

Please reply back and let us know if this helped to resolve your issue.


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