How To Disable Attachment Preview In Outlook 2010

Disable Attachment Preview In Microsoft OutlookBy default Outlook allows you to preview attachments that you receive from emails.  However, to some this might be seen as a security risk or just annoying.  We can solve either problem by simply turning off attachment previews for Outlook 2010.

Step 1

In Outlook 2010, Click the File ribbon and Select Options.

outlook 2010 file menu options

Step 2

The Outlook Options window should pop-up.  Here Click Trust Center tab and then Click the Trust Center Settings… button.

outlook 2010 trust center

Step 3

The Trust Center window should open.  Click the Attachment Handling tab and then Check the box labeled Turn off Attachment Preview.

turn off outlook attachment preview


Now Outlook should now longer allow preview of any attachments that are received.  You can also turn off only specific attachments if you Click the Attachment and Document Previewers… button from the same location in the Trust Center.

attachment and document previewers

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  1. samson  

    In Outlook 2010, I can preview .pdf files and Word files, and e-mails, but cannnot preview fragments except in Notepad,…and that just gives a pane of gobbledygook. Is there a previewer I am missing? And if so, is there a downnload somewhere out there? Thanks.

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