Found this document from Microsoft which fixed the problem by resetting the system dcom security levels. Painful as it is, I not only experienced this issue on one, but two of my laptops! Reviewing some of Microsoft's fixes for common problems associated with opening attachments in Outlook can save you from having to abandon the mail client and check your email accounts individually. If you don't use an Exchange server or want to avoid modifying your registry, ask the sender to resend the attachment in a compressed file or via a Web link. This is the best way to stay protected! I took a brave step of applying latest Office updates which brought my office version to 16. Like Apple AirDrop, but works and on all major platforms and computers that don't support AirDrop.
Note: To prevent other types of Outlook attachments says workbooks from opening in Protect view, you need to uncheck the Enable Protect View for Outlook attachments in corresponding Microsoft Office programs such as Excel. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. No entries seen in Application or System Events. Note that if this is already checked and you prefer viewing attachments in full screen, unchecking it will allow the full screen view. At the moment I am having to go back to an old copy of Word 2007, but that isn't ideal. You can send restricted file types through Outlook over an Exchange server with your administrator's consent and assistance, or by modifying Outlook's registry keys on systems where you are an administrator.
In case, if you get the same error while opening the Word document from Outlook, then it indicates that your file is corrupted. There are lots of ways of moving files. Is there any current focus on resolving this issue by Microsoft? When I go to open the attachment this is what happens: It comes back with a box that states Sorry, something went wrong and Word was unable to start 22. This prevents the virus or malware running on your computer. My laptop is Windows 10.
He got blamed for not using the computer properly. This is particularly prominent if you use office 365, and the activation dialog box can be the one that stops the file opening. The issue persists on Surface Pro 4 as well! Twice is best -- cloud and computer. If search doesn't work, paste this inthe the address bar of windows explorer and press Enter. Tried to get a snippet of the window but when click snipping tool … Read more » I have the same problem as above. About the Author Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. With nothing checked I get a message to say Word has stopped working and with everything checked I get a vague message to say that it may be connected to access rights, insufficient memory or disk space.
None of those are problems, it is a newish machine with plenty of memory and disk space. Next, try saving the file onto your desktop and then opening in Word. Instead, I was presented with the following error dialog which flashed by rather quickly: Outlook complained that Microsoft Outlook Protected View has stopped working. While Protected View won't prevent you from opening files, it will require an extra steps or two if you want to edit the file. However, the new driver along with Windows 10, is a deal breaker.
And now the specified attachment is opening in edit mode directly neither in Protect view nor in the Read-only view. Used all type of maintenance procedures and I tried reinstalling ms word 2003. For keeping tabs on the setup, I have installed Office 2016 from my Office 365 account and the version is 16. This was before I applied the latest Office updates. In Outlook, go to the Mail view, open the mail folder containing the email with the specified attachment, and then open the email with double clicking. Attachments Blocked By default, Outlook blocks all file types that are vulnerable to exploits and capable of being used to introduce malicious software to your computer. For example you want to open the Attachments of Word documents directly in Outlook, Please do as follows: 1.
Keep getting a window asking what app to open with and none work. So I went and added the file location to the trusted locations and for extra good measure turned off the antivirus program and I still get the same error. Let's see if some other office app notices the files. I can't count all the computers we have cleaned up that have been infected from someone opening an infected attachment. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. When you double click the attachment to open it, the Word document is opening in Protect view, and then goes to the Read-only view after clicking the Enable Editing button. I'm using the iPad email app to open emails with attachments.
You'll need to Save as in a different format. Is Windows 7 compatible with Office 2016. Not to much of my surprise, The file failed to open in Word when launched from local disk. As you can imagine, I quickly ruled out my sofa. Simply undocking my Surface did not solve the issue either.
It takes a few minutes and fixed shortcuts. Since I trusted the sender, I unblocked the file and Word opened the file happily. If a custom application has opened the file, it may have opened the file using an incorrect method. The above steps will let you get a better picture of the problem. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper. After saving all attachments into your disc hard folders, these attachments will be opened in edit mode as normal files! They are helping us try to protect us from these attachments the hackers are sending via email blasts. This could void your warranty.