23 Mar Outlook this file cannot be previewed because because of an error with the following previewer: microsoft excel previewer I have a user. We install Office Professional Plus SP1(bit) and the attachment previewer for all office products does not work. We able to preview PDF’s, JPEG’s and. A known issue with Microsoft Office causes the error message “This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer: .

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Outlook: Fix “This file cannot be previewed”

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Thanks for your reply. Small Business – Chron. If you are on a 64 bit OS, there is a registry hack that you have to do to get it to preview pdfs. The user is able to preview any other type of attachment in Outlook. Hrm Is this the first time you have tried Office in a terminal server enviroment? Do this even if you are using a third party firewall solution.


I have actually looked on 3 of our cloud servers and interestingly enough the 3 servers where the outlook previewer works, are not on a domain, they are on a local workgroup, in all 3 instances. Please keep us posted on what you hear from Citrix.

Outlook: Fix “This file cannot be previewed”

Her favorite genres are horror, science fiction, adventure and ghis. Start your trial today. Excellent, I tried to sift through the calls that outlook is trying to make via Procmon, but couldn’t see anything obvious that was causing the issue.

Looking back at this,are you trying this on the server?

The user gets the above error message when trying to preview Excel document in Outlook Thanks a ton buddy…. Just in case, We decided against bit office as we saw instabilities this file cannot be previewed outlook 2010 its work. Yes this is on the server, a terminal server R2. Raju S Das Replied on March 12, Upvote if you found cile answer helpful or interesting.


I have followed the advice of preview. Thank you for your interest in this question. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. I have tried disabling and renabling these features on mutliple occasion, all to no avail.

This File Cannot Be Previewed Because of an Error in Outlook 2010

Friday, March 9, 6: I actually tried that link and applied that hotfix, all to no avail. Watki02 1 7. If you continue to have issues, raise a service request with Microsoft and be aware that you may have to pay for additional support.

You can try this links and check if this fixes the problem. We are working on a fix. Steps I have taken so far: Initially could not open office attachments either, but turning off protected view resolved that issue.

Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems – anytime, anywhere. It may be worth a try however? Repaired the Excel install.