[Solved] Unable to Open Attachments in Outlook, Cannot Create File in Outlook 2010

By | May 8, 2013
Sometimes you cannot open attachments in outlook 2010 (2007) you may face error message saying “Cannot create file: file name. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in and click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder” (see the screen shot below). How to fix outlook 2010 cannot create file problem in outlook 2010? How to open attachments in Microsoft outlook in the case of this issue.

Reason behind this Article

One day our Big boss called me and showed this error message to me and said “solve this problem”, I wonder because, first time I am seeing this error message. I did some registry tricks to get out of from this problem. Here is the simple solution for Microsoft outlook cannot create file.

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Why this Problem Outlook 2010

This issue arises due to Deny Permission of download folder (Outlook temporary folder). We can resolve this problem by changing the permission.

How to Fix Outlook 2010 to Open Attachments

In order to save outlook attachments follow these registry tricks.
Step 1:
Create a folder in any drive. For example create one folder in drive C:\ and name it as temp

Step 2:
Open start menu and type regedit then hit Enter. Registry edit window will open.

Now we are going to do  some tricks in the registry.
Step 3:
In the registry editor window go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security\ (Outlook 2010)

[For Outlook 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
For Outlook 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security]
Select the Security folder, you can find OutlookSecureTempFolder in the right side
Step 4:
Double click OutlookSecureTempFolder.

In the Value data field type C:\temp\ (‘temp‘ is the folder name that we created before) and then click OK

Step 5:
Close registry editor window and restart the computer. That’s all, now you are able to open any attachment files in Outlook 2010.

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