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How to Get Access to Blocked Attachments in Outlook


Just because Outlook is paranoid need not mean you cannot save, open and use attachments it deems "dangerous". All it takes is the right key. A registry key.

Get Access to Blocked Attachments in Outlook

To gain access to blocked attachments in Outlook:

  • Select Run... from the Start menu.
  • Type "regedit".
  • Hit Return.
  • Travel down to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­­Software\­­Microsoft\­­Office\­­12.0\­­Outlook\­­Security.
    • Go to ...\­Office\­­11.0\­­Outlook\... for Outlook 2003 and
    • ...\­Office\­­10.0\­­Outlook\... for Outlook 2002.
  • Add a new string value called "Level1Remove".
  • Make its value a list of allowed file extensions separated by semicolons.
    • For example, "exe;url" allows access to executables and Internet shortcuts.

Instead of editing the Windows registry directly, you can also use the Attachments Options Outlook add-on.

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