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I use Windows Live Mail 2009 (Build 14.0.8117.0416), and it is running on Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. If I receive an email message that has an attachment, and I double click to open this attachment, nothing happens. Regardless of the file type of the attachment, nothing happens. If I right click and choose Open nothing happens either.

A Microsoft help article says to do the following to enable access to blocked attachments:

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.
  2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.
  3. Click the Security tab, clear the Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus check box, and then click OK.

But I do not have a Tools, Options, Security tab, so am unable to use the MS suggestion

I do not receive 'dangerous' attachments, but need to receive attachments as part of my job.

Could anyone assist me by finding a way around this problem?

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What type of attachment?

You have to unhide the menu bar, left click on the icon at the top right, select "show menu bar"

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By pressing the Alt key, the menu bar will also be revealed. – evan.bovie Jul 10 '11 at 5:03

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