Thursday, May 21, 2009

Outlook does not display images

I ran into this problem suddenly last week. None of the forwarded emails, my friends sent (which had funny pictures and some really hot photos) were getting displayed. Instead it got replaced with the standard IE image not found symbol - A big red X.

I then Googled it and realized that the problem was due to Outlook's temporary folder draining out of its designated disk limit;

Solution:

1. Open your registry (Run -> Type "regedit")
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
3. Find the key "OutlookSecureTempFolder"
4. Copy the value and access the folder (Again try Run -> Paste the path)
5. Clear all contents inside this temporary folder

Now try re-opening the emails. The images would now get downloaded into the temporary folder and the preview pane would display the images correctly.
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