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Microsoft Office Outlook % 1 is not a valid Win32 application

Recently something must have changed in Outlook as I have always been able to "test" an e-mail attachment before sending to a recipient. Now I constantly get the pop up "Microsoft Office Outlook % 1 is not a valid Win32 application' In order to test the attachment I log on to my e-mail provider, generate the e-mail there then test the attachment which almost always works. I then send the e-mail from the providers site and no longer use Outlook. Is it my imagination or are my Microsoft programs always changing without any of my doing?

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    Chinmay patil May 11, 2010

    You are using Outlook 2003 or 2007?

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I/m not sure what you mean by 'testing' an attachment. If you are enabled for automatic updates, there are critical and security fixes to your system that sometimes affect the way things work, but you can also be affected by malware intrusions on your system...
Are you running an up to date antivirus and anti-spyware program? If so, and you are confident that you have a clean system, take a look at the following:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258794
This may be the workaround for your problem.
Without more specifics, I'm afraid that's the best I can offer.
I hope this solves your problem. If so, please take a moment to rate this post. Thanks!

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This issue can happen if your outlook executable (outlook.exe) is corrupt.

Follow the steps at the link below to resolve the issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258794

Please ensure that you read all precautions for preventing email loss before you start the process.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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