Many email clients are used only for sending emails and transmitting files. MS Outlook is an email client that has additional components like appointments, RSS feeds, journal entries, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes etc along with sending emails with attachments. Other email clients like Google, Yahoo etc store email messages as separate files on the hard drive. But, Outlook does not store attachments as separate files instead it stores these attachments in Personal Folders.pst file. Outlook attachments are stored in individual Outlook items and cannot be accessed directly as other Outlook files. If you want to work with the content inside your attachment, first you have to save that attachment to your system. Outlook allows to preview attached file in read only mode but not to edit the content present inside the attachment without saving it. At this moment, the changes done by the Outlook user are not saved back to the attached file. When an attached file is opened using Outlook, file is copied to a folder that holds temporary files. If an attachment is opened using open option, Outlook copies the file to file system and opens it for editing. The changes done to the file at this stage can be saved back to the open Outlook item. To make these changes permanent in the opened Outlook item, you have to save the file before closing it. If file is not saved, the changes made to the file are not saved to the original Outlook item.
If the PST file is corrupted due to spyware attack, improper exit of Outlook etc, attached files in your email messages cannot be accessed. To recover outlook attachments easily, you have to rely on efficient tool that recovers all your attachments along with all attributes.
The Attachments Options Task pane in Outlook allows you to attach any type of file. There is no certain limit for the number of attachments while sending emails in Outlook. Sometimes, the attached files such as documents, audio, video files in Outlook may be blocked. Outlook blocks those attachments that have viruses that may risk your system. MS Outlook categorizes attachments into three different levels. In the first level, attachments are not accessible in Outlook. InfoBar in Outlook informs that Outlook has blocked that attached message which might be an unsafe attachment. When you receive the above-mentioned message, the attachment stored with the email message cannot be accessed. In Level 2, attachments cannot be directly opened with an Outlook email message. You have to save the attachment in order to open it. Level 3 attachments are unrestricted attachments where you can open them within Outlook directly by double clicking them.
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