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Outlook: "Cannot create file"

Error message when you try to open or save an e-mail attachment in Outlook: "Cannot create file"
This issue may occur when the Temporary Internet Files folder is stored on a server on which you
do not have sufficient permissions
If you are using Outlook 2003 or 2007, follow these steps:

  • Click My Computer, and then double-click drive C.
  • On the File menu, click New, and then click Folder.
  • Name the folder temp0.
  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following registry key:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice .0OutlookSecurity
  • In the right pane, double-click OutlookSecureTempFolder.
  • In Value Data field, type C: emp0 and then click OK.
  • Exit Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.

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Save yourself alot of headaches and use a web-mail service like Gmail.

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You can create part-time or temporary 'Out of Office' automated replies in Microsoft Outlook. These can be set so that whenever you leave the office, an auto reply is sent.


This is useful if you have a high volume of e-mail messages and are expected to reply to them quickly.


You can fully customize your auto reply in Microsoft Outlook 2010.


Launch Microsoft Outlook from the Start Menu.


Click "New E-mail." Click "Plain Text."

Enter the message for your out-of-office reply in the main body of the text.


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Click "Select a Reply Template." Choose the template you already created and click "Open." Click "Finish," then "OK." All e-mails will now have the out-of-office reply. Disable it in "Rules" to switch it off.


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If you are unable to open any attached file in your incoming mail and are using Microsoft Office 2007, run registry editor (regedit.exe) and scroll to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security

Copy the contents of the "OutlookSecureTempFolder" key and paste it in the Windows Explorer to open the OutlookSecureTempFolder. Delete all files in this folder and then run Outlook.

This location can not be browsed to and can only be found from the registry as it is different for all users. e.g. for myself it is as follows:

D:\Users\keekus\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\R34DKK8O\

For earlier versions of Microsoft Office, you may find the "OutlookSecureTempFolder" in these locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10\Outlook\Security

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Here's some info: E-mail message saved by Microsoft Outlook or other e-mail program; may also contain an e-mail attachment, or file sent with the message. Note: If EML files will not open in Outlook Express, try the following:
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu.
  3. Click the File Types tab.
  4. Under Registered file types, select EML Outlook Express Mail Message, then click Advanced.
  5. Click Open, then click Edit.
  6. Type the following line in the "Application used to perform action" box:
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EML files may also be opened in Internet Explorer since they are formatted the same as .MHT files; changing the file extension from ".eml" to ".mht" should cause the file to open directly in Internet Explorer.
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Open Files with .MSG File Extension Do you want to open a message with the Outlook .MSG file extension? The Encryptomatic MSG File Viewer makes it easy access Outlook MAPI message files (.msg files) created in Outlook 2000/XP/2003.
MSG Viewer reads .msg files encoded in western characters. It will display the text contents of the .msg file on your monitor. You can also print the message, save it to a text file, and extract file attachments.

Easy to Use Encryptomatic's Outlook .MSG Viewer is simple to use. It may be optionally installed as the default .msg file handler. This enables you to display a .msg file by simply double clicking it.
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Users can extract and save to disk any file attachments that were included in the Outlook .msg file, a useful feature not found in other viewers of this price class. To extract email attachments, just double click on the file attachment and save it to a directory.


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