Attached file problem

Outlook 2003 refuses to open an attachment sent to me with the name 
Confirmation.rtf giving out the message:

"Cannot create file: Confirmation.rtf.  Right click the folder you want to 
create the
file in and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your
permissions for the folder."

However if the same file is sent with a different name (say confirm.rtf) 
then Outlook is quite happy to open it!

I have hundreds of emails in my Sent Items folder each with an attachment 
called Confirmation.rtf - could this be the cause of the problem? 
Incidentally I can't open any of these files either.

Is there any way I can correct this?


1/6/2005 1:47:22 PM
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PE <> wrote:

> Outlook 2003 refuses to open an attachment sent to me with the name
> Confirmation.rtf giving out the message:
> "Cannot create file: Confirmation.rtf.  Right click the folder you
> want to create the
> file in and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your
> permissions for the folder."

This is a problem with the Outlook Secure Temp Folder.  Close Outlook and 
open a command line window.  At the prompt enter:

cd %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
dir /a

Look for a folder starting with OLK.  Let's say you find OLK1A.  Delete it 

rmdir /q /s OLK1A

Then try Outlook again.
Brian Tillman 

tillman1952 (16052)
1/6/2005 8:32:10 PM

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