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    soapytwo
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    exe files not opening (2002)

    A friend sent me an exe file that i am unable to open. i know that outlook is doing this "for my own good," but i need to open the file!

    how do i do that? Thanks!

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    Re: exe files not opening (2002)

    Ask them to change the extension to something benign like .gif and resend it.
    Then save it it, changing the name back to .exe.

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    soapytwo
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    Re: exe files not opening (2002)

    Hi:
    Not able to do this. I already have the file, and there is no option to ask the sender to change the extension.
    i read something about a small app that will block MS from blocking outlook. can't remember where i read it.

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    Re: exe files not opening (2002)

    There's a COM addin for OL2002 at http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm. Other options are listed there as well, for both OL2000 and OL2002

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    soapytwo
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    Re: exe files not opening (2002)

    Hi MaryJ:
    I just downloaded and installed the "attachment options" by Ken Slovak for outlook. thanks for the info.

    i haven't re-booted my system yet to know if i messed up anything. thanks again!

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