Error Opening Attachments in Outlook 2007, 2010 in Windows 7

If you use Outlook, you might have notice there is error saying that – it can’t create the file and to that you need check the permissions on the folder you want to save it, etc. in opening attachment in Outlook 2007 or 2010. Now as we all are aware that there is nothing to do with the permission. It’s the issue that Outlook couldn’t copy and open a file into its designated folder anymore.

Therefore, to solve this issue simply put, you can make the problem go away temporary by cleaning up the Outlook temporary files.

The default location of Outlook 2010 temporary file in Windows 7 is in a random folder under the following path:

%userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet FilesContent.Outlook

Now to make it more easier, one of the members of Tech Guy had given batch scripting code and we can create batch file for the same. We can simply run batch file and to make the problem go away.

Use OutlookTempCleaner for Remove Outlook Temp Files

OutlookTempCleaner focuses only on dealing with the SecureTempFolder and can also be used in (corporate) login and logoff scripts to clean up the folder without any end-user interaction.

System Requirements

In order to function properly the product requires the following;

  • Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002/XP, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 Server, 7 or 2008 R2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (detected during installation)

OutlookTempCleaner has not been tested with Outlook 97, Outlook 98 and Windows 95/98/ME and does not work with Outlook Express.

OutlookTempCleaner can detect and empty Outlook’s Secure Temp folder automatically for you.

And that’s about it. Hope Microsoft can fix this problem permanently in the next version of Office.

Download Outlook Temp Cleaner

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