How to Fix error message when you try to open or save an e-mail attachment in Outlook: “Cannot create file”

ERROR!!

When you try to open or save an e-mail attachment, you may receive the following error message:

Cannot create file: file name. Right-click the folder you want to create the file

Solution:

Outlook 2000

Create a folder in C dive and rename it as OutlookTemp

Start Registry Editor.

Locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0OutlookSecurityOutlookSecureTempFolder

Note You may have to manually create this registry key if it does not already exist on the system.

If Outlook is installed on a terminal server, use the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionTerminal ServerInstallSoftwareMICROSOFTOffice9.0OutlookSECURITYOutlookSecureTempFolder

On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then add the following registry value:

Value data: C:/OutlookTemp

Exit Registry Editor.

Outlook 2003



Create a folder in C dive and rename it as temp0

Start Registry Editor.

Locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0OutlookSecurity 

In the right pane, double-click OutlookSecureTempFolder.

In the Value Data field, type C:temp0 and then click OK.

Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

Outlook 2010

Create a folder in C dive and rename it as temp0

Start Registry Editor.

Locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0OutlookSecurity

In the right pane, double-click OutlookSecureTempFolder.

In the Value Data field, type C:temp0 and then click OK.

Exit Registry Editor.

Restart the computer. in and click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.

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