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Last Reviewed: 4/29/2010 1:22:15 PM

Outlook 2003/2007 not showing images in the body of the email


When viewing an email that contains embedded images in the body, a RED X appears instead of the image


- Right click on the red "x" and select download pictures

If this does not work, you may have to delete all content from the temporary OLK folder. the location of this folder is different depending on the version of outlook you are using.

Warning: This solution requires that you edit the registry. Improper editing of the registry may cause Windows to function incorrectly or become unresponsive. Please be sure to make a backup of the registry before continuing with the steps below. For instructions on how to backup the registry, view the following article: How to backup the registry in Windows XP

To locate this folder:
- Go to Start > Run and type "regedit"

For Office 2003
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security

For Office 2007
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security

Locate the OutlookSecurityTempFolder and copy the path
- Paste the path onto windows explorer and hit the enter key
- Delete all the content

Re-open outlook and you should now be able to view images
red x outlook images pictures