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Windows 7: Windows 7 hides files from Outlook

12 Aug 2010   #1

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Windows 7 hides files from Outlook

Hope someone can help. I am running Windows 7 64 bit Home edition and Outlook 2003. Just started using Outlook and I am trying to figure out how I can find my pictures to attach to an email. When I click on Attach in Outlook the box that opens does not show the Libraries and I can't find my Picture files. I dont have this problem using web mail or Eudora just in Outlook.

I've tried opening the Picture folder in My Computer and right clicking to send email but it then wants me to log into Windows Live which I don't use.

I do not want to insert pictures in my email just attach - but how do I find them

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12 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You might be better off posting a screenshot of your Outlook's File Open box. By default, it will point to the Libraries, so you may have to manually find the folder in which your pictures are stored.

As for the Send to email....that problem is due to the fact you don't have Outlook 2003 set as your default mail app. It should prompt you with this whenever you open Outlook.
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12 Aug 2010   #3

W7 Home premium 64 bit

Thanks I will try to do that - right now it points to My documents and my files are not stored there - cant get it to open Libraries at all in Outlook
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13 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Well you are using Outlook 2003...the reason is in the name.
Windows 7 came out in 2009/2010.

Outlook 2003 has no "concept" of Libraries.
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13 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I would be surprised if it couldn't use the Libraries, but it is some old software. You're missing out on the benefits of the ribbon! Yes, I'm being serious...I love the UI change.
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13 Aug 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet

I don't have Outlook 2003 on my computer but I have Office 2003 which I assume is similar. In Word, for instance, I cannot locate files in the Libraries either. Libraries are actually just a mechanism that can point to several locations so all you need to do is to navigate to the actual location. For "My Pictures", when the File Open dialogue box comes up, navigate to C:\users\[user]\My Pictures. Once there you should be able to select a picture to attach.
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13 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I use Outlook 2003, up in the header you'll see file, view, moving to the right see Insert which has a drop down, go to pictures / files it opens My Pic's highlite the one's you want and insert
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