A. By default and as a security precaution to avoid saving a virus to your computer, Outlook Express doesn't let you save files locally. To enable file saving within Outlook Express, perform the following steps:

  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Options.
  3. Select the Security tab.
  4. Clear the "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus" check box, then click OK.
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The change will take effect immediately. To use the registry to enable or disable file saving in Outlook Express, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\\{A5FA8995-AE1F-4D4A-8442-C51332A97476\}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Mail registry subkey.
  3. Double-click Safe Attachments.
  4. Set the registry value to 0 to allow saving of attachments or to 1 to use the application's default behavior.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.