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Windows 7: I can't save email attachments (from Outlook2007) to another file.

27 Sep 2014   #1
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 
I can't save email attachments (from Outlook2007) to another file.

Hello, I used to use Outlook Express and had NO probs right clicking an attachment and saving the file (what ever the attachment was) to any folder on my PC.

With Windows7-Outlook 2007 I can only right click and 'copy', then past into a Word document or 'Paint', etc.

I CAN'T 'Save' the attachment to another file (like 'My Photos'), etc.

When I click the attachment and click File, 'Save' is faded out and not accessible.

Can anyone tell me what the problem is? I've NEVER been able to 'Save' an attachment, no matter what it is since starting Windows7 with Outlook7 and it's SO frustrating! It would be GREAT if I could watch animated .gifs in Outlook 2007 too but that's a problem for another day. Oh how I HATE Outlook7!

Thanks in advance for any help.


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27 Sep 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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27 Sep 2014   #3
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 

With the email open in the 'Preview' window I click 'View' and there is no 'Open Attachments'. With email opened I clicked 'Other Actions' and then 'Save Attachments'. Nothing else happens... no question as to 'Where' I want to save them, no nothing. I checked 'My Pictures' and the attachments aren't there. It's not saving them anywhere that I can tell.
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27 Sep 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Don't you have a Save As option? This is from the link I posted:

  1. In the open or previewed message, right-click the attachment that you want to save.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Save As.
  3. Choose a folder location, and then click Save.
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27 Sep 2014   #5
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 

No 'Save As' there's, only 'Copy'. That's the problem. There IS no 'Save As', 'Save' or otherwise. Not by right clicking over the attachment. You know, as I'm writing this I'm realizing the files in question didn't really come AS attachments. They were pasted into the email. Never the less I SHOULD be able to right click and save them, which of course I can't. I seriously need to get RID of Outlook and just use Windows Live I guess.
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27 Sep 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Well if they weren't attachments than it's a whole other issue now

A quick search led me to this, unfortunately it seems to be a known issue The "Save Picture As" command is not present when you right-click an image in an HTML e-mail message in Outlook 2007
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