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    EXE Attachments (2002)

    I received an attachment via e-mail of an .exe file, and Outlook is not letting me open the blasted thing! I have searched help, online and this forum for any information, but there appears no way to turn off this "feature".

    I recognize the issue with viruses et al., but not providing any way to get the .exe seems a wee bit extreme. Anyone have a suggestion. I am having the sender e-mail it to my yahoo account as a work-around.

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    Re: EXE Attachments (2002)

    And in classic fashion, I discover a resolution (albeit extreme) immediately after posting.

    MS KB 290497 "OL2002: You Cannot Open Attachments"

    Instructions to edit the registry...

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    Re: EXE Attachments (2002)

    Check SlipStick for various ways to access these attachments. I use Attachment Options by Ken Slovak.

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    Re: EXE Attachments (2002)

    Another alternative (in addition to the suggestions by Bryan and Tony) is to have your sender zip the .exe file and send it to you as a .zip attachment. Beware of a lot of recent .zip files you receive from unknown senders however, as now many of these also contain viruses (they will be caught if you have an up to date virus scanner).
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    Re: EXE Attachments (2002)

    Another way to get that exe to work is to change the name of the file, from frogger.exe to frogger.exp , then you can save the file to your c drive and then change it back to exe. exe and other types of executables are being blocked by universities and smart ISP's. This is one workaround.

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