Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot open a file (Internet Explorer) in my email.

11 Nov 2014   #1
Ardath Morrison

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 
Cannot open a file (Internet Explorer) in my email.

Hi: I have an email with an attachment which suddenly I cannot open. I receive the following message: "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". How do I change these settings? I have disabled Norton but that didn't work.

Thanks,

Ardath Morrison


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Nov 2014   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

What email client? You can't open it because it isn't on your local PC yet, it's on the email server from your description, still? (though choice of word suddenly is interesting...)

If you aren't connected to the internet, that would do it.
If the attachment was not allowed at the server level due to size restrictions or content, that might be issue, also.

Please elaborate on details if that wasn't of any help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ardath Morrison View Post
Hi: I have an email with an attachment which suddenly I cannot open. I receive the following message: "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". How do I change these settings? I have disabled Norton but that didn't work.

Thanks,

Ardath Morrison
See if the following helps;

Open Internet Explorer.
Click Tools and then options.
Click on the security tab.
Select the Internet Zone.
Click on the Custom Level Button and then scroll down to Download.
Make sure to enable File download.
Click Apply and Ok
Restart Internet Explorer and check if that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Nov 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Ardath Morrison do you know who sent you this email attachment?
Is it normal for you to get attachments from the sender?
You must be positive that it is a safe attachment.
Attachments to email is a very high security risk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot open a file (Internet Explorer) in my email.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
internet explorer 10 not saving my password to my email
shouldnt ie10 ask men when login to a page to save password? it doesnt. why is this happening? im not deleting brower history and ive already ticked the setting to ask me when logging is somewhere.
Browsers & Mail
Cannot open Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer exe. does not respond. I have tried to disable and re-enable programme and have tried to reinstall, both without success. Even thogh I have taken ownership of the files, computer will not allow me to delete existing files and will not therefore reinstall. The problem started...
Browsers & Mail
Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons) - Open
How to Open Internet Explorer in (No Add-Ons) Mode Just like the Windows Operating System, Internet Explorer has a troubleshooting option called no add-ons sometimes called Safe Mode. Running Internet Explorer in this mode will disable ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper...
Tutorials
Internet Options Won't Open/Internet Explorer Won't Launch
I've been having this problem for about a year now, and I just can't get it fixed. Whenever I try to open Internet Explorer it just flashes for less than a second, and then automatically closes. Also, I can't open Internet Options. I try to click on it from the Control Panel, but nothing happens. I...
Browsers & Mail
Internet Explorer not starting, email links cannot be clicked.
Hi All, Recently I started having problems with Eudora, not being able to click a link and have it open the browser. In dealing with that problem, I discovered that IE will not start. Clicking the icon, I briefly get the busy icon then nothing. Checking the Task manager, no IE listed. Also...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App