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Attachment Preview - Outlook
Outlook has a feature that lets you preview an e-mail attachment in the message window by single clicking on the file name. If you would prefer to open the files rather than previewing them, you can turn off the attachment preview feature.
Attachment preview is intended to protect your computer from potentially harmful attachments. Turning off this setting may endanger your computer.

Quick links to sections in this article:
Standard Attachments
HTML Attachments
PDF Attachments


Standard Attachments

Step 1:
In Outlook, click the File tab and choose Options.

Step 2:Select the Trust Center menu.

Step 3:
Click Trust Center Settings...

Step 4:
Select the Attachment Handling menu.

Step 5:
Check Turn off Attachment Preview.
Step 6:Click OK on the Trust Center window.

Step 7:
Click OK on the Outlook Options window.



HTML Attachments

Step 1:Open the message with the HTML attachment in the reading pane or message view. Single click on the attachment name. You will receive the warning.

Step 2:You may click Preview file for the preview to show up in the message, however the format or content might not be correct.
Instead, double click on the attachment name. Choose Open or Save.


PDF Attachment

Step 1:Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. You can download it directly from Adobe.Step 2:Open the message with the PDF attachment in the reading pane or message view. Single click on the attachment name. You will receive the warning.

Step 3:
You may click Preview file for the preview to show up in the message, however the format or content might not be correct.
Instead, double click on the attachment name. The file will open in Adobe Reader.


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