Friday, 18 December 2015

Fix outlook 2016 error for Excel attachments : This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it

Fix outlook 2016 error for Excel attachments : This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it
This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer installed for it : This is one of the most common issues which Outlook 2016 users are facing. Office 365 users have reported that after upgrading to office 2016, they are getting this error while handling with the excel attachments in outlook. Uninstalling and reinstalling office didn't fix this issue. Online and quick repair also didn't fix this issue.
Well, to fix this issue, you can use a small registry tweak which I'm gonna share here. Just follow the steps given below:
  • Open RUN by pressing windows and R keys together.
  • In the run box, type regedit and click OK.
  • After opening the registry editor, navigate to the location "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\​SOFTWARE\​Microsoft\​Office\​ClickToRun\​REGISTRY\​MACHINE\​Software\​Microsoft\​Windows\​CurrentVersion\​PreviewHandlers"
  • Now in the right side panel, delete the string {00020827-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • Now create a new string and name it to {00020827-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • Now double click on the string and in the filed of value, type Microsoft Excel Previewer and click OK.
  • Now exit from the registry editor and open outlook and try to preview your excel attachments. It will not give any error messages.
If you are a lazy guy and don't want to mess with your registry, then no worries, you can download the registry fix from the link ahead and run it in your computer to fix this issue: Download the Fix
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