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    Mail a shortcut (Office XP/ 2002)

    We just installed XP on some of our computers. We use the Shortcuts to start programs on our Desktops. How can I mail a shortcut that start an Access Database to all the new users? Outlook is blocking the transfer because it thinks it might contain a vierus.

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    Re: Mail a shortcut (Office XP/ 2002)

    You could rename the file to have a different extension -- but with shortcuts that is too difficult for the average user. Instead, you can zip the file and send it that way.

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    Re: Mail a shortcut (Office XP/ 2002)

    outlook is hiding the shortcut - not preventing you from sending it. however, if all the desktops have the same version/build of outlook, it will be blocked there too. The easiest way is probably to zip it and tell the users to unzip it and drop it on the desktop.

    Depending on your network setup, you could have the shortcut added ot the desktop using a logon script - less effort needed by the new users.

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    Re: Mail a shortcut (Office XP/ 2002)

    Well, that is a matter of semantics. Outlook is not preventing him from sending it, it is preventing the other users from opening and using the attachment.

    Since shortcuts are category "Level 1" file types, the recipient's Outlook won't let the user access the attachment. Sending the file as a zip file is likely to be successful -- as long as all users have an unzipping program.

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