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Hi, Most of our users are currently have this problem.  When clicking the "Attach File" button in a new mail and browsing to certain files it is giving the error "Cannot find file, check file exists or path is correct" error message.  This only happens with certain files and not all however if we copy and paste or drag and drop then it attaches fine (sadly getting users to not use the button isn't an option).  If we make a copy it works fine but there is lots of files doing this.

 

It is also happening to 2003 and 2007 clients.

 

Anyone got any idea?

 

Thanks.


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Sharon

> Issue
> -------
> Unable to open PDF Files in Outlook
>
> Error:- There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and
> could not be repaired
>
> Setup
> -------
> We have a Exchange 2003 (latest SP) AND Clients (Outlook 2003 SP2)
>
> Analyses
> ----------
> - We have some User (Top Management) receiving Mails from their Partners,
> these messages do contain PDF attachments. It is found that all these
> Users
> are unable to open the PDF attachments.
>
> - It is observed that when the mail is sent (composed in RTF) format we
> are
> unable to open, but when the same is sent in HTML format, the users are
> able
> to open.
>
> - These User have latest version of Acrobat Reader.
>
> - Athough we could not do much testing on these users (being Top
> Management), we tried to repro the issue for "Helpdesk ID's" from a
> different
> Partner account (not the one who is actually sending the PDF attachements)
> and found that PDF files open in both RTF & HTML
>
> - We went ahead and applied the HOTFix
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937625 - no luck.
>
> - We are running out options - please help

Issue
-------
Unable to open PDF Files in Outlook

Error:- There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and
could not be repaired

Setup
-------
We have a Exchange 2003 (latest SP) AND Clients (Outlook 2003 SP2)

Analyses
----------
- We have some User (Top Management) receiving Mails from their Partners,
these messages do contain PDF attachments. It is found that all these Users
are unable to open the PDF attachments.

- It is observed that when the mail is sent (composed in RTF) format we are
unable to open, but when the same is sent in HTML format, the users are able
to open.

- These User have latest version of Acrobat Reader.

- Athough we could not do much testing on these users (being Top
Management), we tried to repro the issue for "Helpdesk ID's" from a different
Partner account (not the one who is actually sending the PDF attachements)
and found that PDF files open in both RTF & HTML

- We went ahead and applied the HOTFix
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937625 - no luck.

- We are running out options - please help

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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

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[ August 12, 2005, 04:26 PM: Message edited by: rim ]

Please help me !
what i can do
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Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "Media created 27/12/2004 at 4:00 PM"

Backup of "E: EDB_STM"
Backup set #1 on media #1
Backup description: "Set created 27/12/2004 at 3:56 PM"
Backup Type: Copy

Backup started on 27/12/2004 at 4:03 PM.
Folder E:MDBDATA
Warning: Unable to open the file MDBDATApriv1.edb - skipped.
Warning: Unable to open the file MDBDATApriv1.stm - skipped.
Warning: Unable to open the file MDBDATApub1.edb - skipped.
Warning: Unable to open the file MDBDATApub1.stm - skipped.
Backup completed on 27/12/2004 at 4:03 PM.
Directories: 2
Files: 0
Skipped: 4
Bytes: 296
Time: 1 second
Media name: "Media created 27/12/2004 at 4:00 PM"

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sense.

I barely figured out how to design a form and now I want to be able to
attach a file. The problem is that I don't want to use the default "Insert
File" button from the standard toolbar.

I want to use a separate command button that I placed towards the end of the
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Hi,
I'm brand new to outlook so I don't even know whether my question makes any
sense.

I barely figured out how to design a form and now I want to be able to
attach a file. The problem is that I don't want to use the default "Insert
File" button from the standard toolbar.

I want to use a separate command button that I placed towards the end of the
document. If possible, I would also like the file to be attached to a
specific region/field (I don't even know what to call it). The point is I
don't want the attachment to go to the "attach.." field that shows up, for
example, when you try to write a New Message and press the "Insert File"
button.

In summary I'd want to press a command button called "Attach a File" and
have a blank field next to it where the actual files get attached.

I have no idea how to do anything of the above, not even know whether it's
possible, any help is appreciated.

Thank you,

Juan

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"C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.note /a

It works perfectly if I specify just one file. Can it be modified to attach
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I am using Powerbuilder. Is there any way to attach a file to the MS
Outlook...from the Application Program itself?

N.B. The User will not have to attach the file fut the program will
automatically attach the file..

thanks
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I've tried clearing temp files, clearing disconnected network drives/place, reinstalling office, recreating user profile.

Any other suggestions?

I'm using this command-line switch to attach a file to an email:
"C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.note /a

It works perfectly if I specify just one file. Can it be modified to attach
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Thanks

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