Can't attach file to email message


When I try to attach a file to an email message, either new or a reply,
Outlook hangs after I've selected the file(s) without attaching. However,
when I right-click a file and select "Send to Email Recipient" it works. Does
anyone know how to fix this? It just started recently; I suspect a Microsoft
update screwed things up.

I'm using Outlook 2007 with Windows XP Pro. Other than regular Microsoft
updates I haven't changed/added/removed any programs from my computer since
before this problem started a few weeks ago.
--
Steve


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I cant attach files to the attachment window in OUTGOING emails only to the
body of the message.
The attachment window does not even show.
Is this a fault in the program or simple user error.
Drop down menus do not help.
All attachmnets go to body of message.




Hi
When using the right click to attach photo files to email messages I am
asked to resize which is fine. The attatchment window closes but nothing is
attached and the new email doesn't appear on screen as it used to.
This applies to all file types.
There is no problem opening a new email and using the insert file function,
this works fine but it means I have to resize photo's before attatching.

Many thanks

Tony




When I try to attach a file to an email message, either new or a reply,
Outlook hangs after I've selected the file(s) without attaching. However,
when I right-click a file and select "Send to Email Recipient" it works. Does
anyone know how to fix this? It just started recently; I suspect a Microsoft
update screwed things up.

I'm using Outlook 2007 with Windows XP Pro. Other than regular Microsoft
updates I haven't changed/added/removed any programs from my computer since
before this problem started a few weeks ago.
--
Steve





Hello,

 

My question is the following:

 

1. With Excel running, several files opened:

When attaching an XLS file to email message in Outlook 2007, using (Message)-> Attach File->then select the file in explorer windows->Insert, if Excel is running with some file(s) it switches to it, and if there are more than 3 or 4 files opened in Excel, it switches to it and then closes it after 1/2 seconds, killing all the work.

After this, when trying to repeat the same operation (Excel running), all goes well. Excel does not crash nor Outlook switches to it. It simply attaches the file as normal.

 

2. Excel not running

However, if Excel is not running, all behaves well. Files are attached normally.

 

Being Excel and Outlook, two applications of fundamental importance and always running, it creates a great complication having to save everithing and close Excel every time that is necessary to send an email with XLSX attach.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thank you




Hello!

Was wondering if that'd be possible? Looking for a plugin that would allow
me to attach small notes to email messages, instead of Editing them and
typing comments in them... I have found one or two commercial plugins, but
they are very big (doing lots of stuff besides notes) and expensive...

Thanks!
THemis




Using Outlook 2003 on WinXP Pro I was previously able to select multiple
messages in my Outlook Inbox, click File, Print - and making sure "Print
Attached Files" was selected for the Memo Style page layout - I was able to
print the email messages as well as their attachments. For some reason, when
I try to print this way now only the message prints with an icon for the
attachment.

The attachments are copies of faxes sent to an email box from a fax server
and arrive as TIF files to email messages that are in HTML format. I haven't
added any new software or made any other changes to my PC.

Any ideas on what may be preventing Outlook from printing the attachments?




Hello, is there any possibility to place a hypelink into the body (text) of email message which would enable opening attached files without the necessity to double-click on the attached file itself?

We sometimes send number of attachments and it would help if the receiver could just look into a list in the email message and open relevant file by clicking on the link in such list instead of searching the file itself in the attachments box.

Many thanks.




Jocelyn,

Congrats on your MVP!

All,

Was this "feature" ever updated in a later service pack? Also, does anyone
know the history behind this change?

Terri Champlin
MCSE 2003

"Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:

> Copy the font files from the Fonts folder to another folder. You can attach
> them from there.
>
> --
> Jocelyn Fiorello
> MVP - Outlook
>
> *** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please reply
> only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***
>
>
> "Barney Bornn" wrote:
>
> > I'm running Outlook under Windows XP Home Edition
> >
> > I want to send a few fonts to a friend so he can work with a Corel file
> > (this will not violate anybody's copyright). However, I can't attach fonts
> > from the Windows/Fonts directory.
> >
> > How can I attach the font files to an email message?
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
> > Barney




First, when we click the new message button, the new mail message will
actually show up BEHIND the main Outlook window. The ONLY way to get to it
is to minimize the main window. Then, to make matters worse, if you attach a
file to that new message, instead of the attachment going into the new
message, it appears in whatever email is highlighted in your inbox, which is
not even an outgoing message at that point. Very confusing. Behavior
started about a week ago out of the blue.




First, when we click the new message button, the new mail message will
actually show up BEHIND the main Outlook window. The ONLY way to get to it
is to minimize the main window. Then, to make matters worse, if you attach a
file to that new message, instead of the attachment going into the new
message, it appears in whatever email is highlighted in your inbox, which is
not even an outgoing message at that point. Very confusing. Behavior
started about a week ago out of the blue.




Dear Sirs,

How can I attach a .url file as an attachment in a email message? I need
to replace attachments of messages in a Public Folder with links to these
attachments after they have been removed to a virtual directory in the
attachments field.

Thanks,
Yahya




I am trying to attach a file to an email in Outlook. I navigate to Insert
File and click the drop-down arrow. I am able to choose a folder but when I
try to click on a subfolder, Outlook crashes. It either shuts down
immediately or will sometimes get hung up. Does anyone have any experience
with this problem? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Jenn




Is there a way to printout an attachment from an email message without
opening the attachment? Or essentially, right mouse click to the email
message that has an attachment from your inbox. Then from the menu choose
print or print from the toolbar.
Thanks,
Javi




When I attempt to attach a file to a new email I created, it gives me a
runtime error and closes outlook, sends a report to Microsoft, then reopens
Outlook. I can receive and view emails with attachments. This just started
in the last couple of weeks. I haven't had this problem before. I've not
changed anything to my knowledge.
--
Lori




Hello,

I just switched from OE6 to Outlook 2007. In OE6 one could attach a file to
a draft message. I do not see that option in Outlook. It appears one can
only attach a file to a NEW message. Can someone tell me how I might attach
a file to a draft message?

Bob




Windows XP Pro, Outlook 2007.

Most of my "work" folders (and the files in them) are encrypted with
Windows XP encryption.

Occasionally, I want to attach a file from one of those folders to an
outgoing e-mail message. The file doesn't need to remain encrypted.

Outlook 2007 can't attach any encrypted file, whether I drag the file to
the message window, or use the paperclip "attach" icon. I get the message
"Cannot find this file. Verify the path and file name are correct." It
doesn't depend on which file I try to attach.

My anti-virus program (AVG 8.0) doesn't seem to be the culprit, since I can
turn it off and get the same error, although I'm not 100% sure it's not
somehow related.

I can copy any such file to a non-encrypted folder and then attach it to an
outgoing message.

I searched the web, but the results seemed to cover how to encrypt
attachments, and other things that didn't apply.

Is this a known problem, or should I not expect to be able to do what I am
trying to do? :-)

Thanks.

David Walker




Hi,

is there a command line switch or something that can be used to attach a
file to the message I currently edit, either a new one or a reply ?
Just like
outlook.exe /a filename
creates a new message with a file attached - I want the same, but the file
to be attached to the message that I edit.

Thanks




Outlook 2007 - In a folder in my documents, I right click on a file and
select "send to" "mail recipient". Outlook opens up a new mail message BUT
it is in a plain text format. Is there any option to make it HTML every time
in preferences? I can't find it. Under Tools/Options/Mail Format/Message
Format, I have HTML selected BUT that is for composing new email messages
only.




Hi,

is there a command line switch or something that can be used to attach a
file to the message I currently edit, either a new one or a reply ?
Just like
outlook.exe /a filename
creates a new message with a file attached - I want the same, but the file
to be attached to the message that I edit.

Thanks