If you want
to receive a file of a type that is blocked by Outlook, you can ask the sender
to either make the file available without using Outlook, or make it less likely
to be blocked by Outlook. The following are some safe ways to share files with
people that you trust.
- Use a shared server You might
want to ask the sender to save the attachment to a server or an FTP site
that you can access. This can include a secure network share server such
as SharePoint. The sender can send you a link to the attachment on the
server or FTP site. You can click the link to access the file and save it
to your computer.
- Use a file compression utility Using a
compression utility, such as WinZip, creates a compressed archive file
that has a different file name extension. Outlook doesn’t recognize these
file name extensions as potential threats. Therefore, it doesn’t block the
new attachment. Many third-party compression utilities are available.
- Rename the file You can
request that the sender rename the attachment to use a file name extension
that Outlook doesn’t recognize as a threat. For example, an executable
file that has the file name extension .exe could be renamed as a Word file
that has a .docx file name extension.
sender to resend the renamed attachment to you. To save the attachment and
rename it to use the original file name extension, do the following:
- Locate the attachment in the
- Right-click the attachment, and
then click Copy.
- Right-click the desktop, and
then click Paste.
- Right-click the pasted file,
and then click Rename.
- Rename the file to use the original
file name extension, such as .exe.
- Microsoft Support