• WSFafner

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    • in reply to: Windows Explorer Libraries – adding or removing folders #1590954

      I have the same issue. I do not have a Manage tab when I’m in a Library. (Running windows 10).

      Also, in the winhelp reference you included a link for in the third message in this thread, the examples don’t look anything like what I have in file explorer. When I right-click on a library and click Properties, the window I get isn’t remotely like the one shown, and I have no button to add a folder to a library.

      Fafner

      [Post edited to show solution] I just found it. Ron, if you right-click on an empty space in the navigation pane in File explorer, you should get a pop-up menu that includes the option “Show libraries.” In your case, it will likely not have a check mark by it. Click it to check it, and a new Libraries heading should appear in your navigation pane. Now, when you click on one of these libraries, you should see the Manage tab. It worked for me.

    • in reply to: Outlook meeting invitations not created in sendable format #1590060

      Thanks for finding this. However, I didn’t find any add-ins on the list that I have. (This is a new installation of Office as of this past week, and I haven’t knowingly added anything. I did read the list in the page you provided very closely, and none of those appear in my add-in list. Also, starting Outlook in safe mode, which I thought was supposed to avoid problems from add-ins, doesn’t change the behavior that is the problem.

      One small point, and this may just be a wording issue: the article you refer to describes the problem differently from mine. First, it implies that the behavior affects all messages in the outbox, but this doesn’t happen with me. Only meeting invitations and meeting responses. Regular messages are not affected. Also, the article says that messages are “marked as read” when the outbox is viewed. Again, this is not what I am experiencing. The items are not marked as read — i.e. changed from bold font to normal font. They remain boldface, as other unread messages.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook meeting invitations not created in sendable format #1589986

      It get’s weirder. Apparently the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of subatomic physics applies to my computer. Having done some more experimentation and fiddling around, I can report the following. If I send a meeting invitation and happen to click on the outbox before it is sent, it appears there in roman type, not italic, and will never sent (I don’t open the message, mind you, just observe the contents of the outbox). However, if I don’t look at the outbox, the message will send.

      So I guess the problem isn’t so great. I just have to be careful not to look in the outbox. But can anyone explain this weird behavior?

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook meeting invitations not created in sendable format #1589947

      Thanks for your replies. Starting Outlook in safe mode has no effect. It doesn’t solve the problem. Also, I just spent the last 5 hours doing a repair install of Office, and that didn’t solve the problem, either. The behavior is still the same.

      The version of Office 2016 I am running is 1612, build 7668.2066.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook meeting invitations not created in sendable format #1589930

      Let me follow up my first message with some more results. I experimented with sending myself some appointments from an online outlook.com account. I then opened Outlook and tried to accept these appointments. The first few were successful, but at one point the reply messages stopped being sendable and are stuck in the outbox just like the meeting invitations I described in my first post. I am completely baffled.

      Fafner

    • In response to Joe, the two accounts are both Outlook.com. The Office 365 account is the one I installed first, and that installed as Exchange ActiveSync. The one I installed second is not attached to my Office 365 account, and that one installed as Microsoft Exchange.

      Fafner

    • The address that is attached to my Office 365 account is the one that is installed as “Exchange ActiveSync.” I added that account to Outlook first. Then, when I added the second address, I was surprised to see that it installed itself as a Microsoft Exchange account. I first noticed this because, on the Home Page tab of the Data File Properties window for my first (default) account, “Show home page folder by default” is grayed out. The second account, the one installed as Microsoft Exchange,” has grabbed that right and won’t let me use it for my default account.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook 2016 strips links from Windows Secrets newsletters #1581374

      On the 8th of October I reported that messages from the Lounge had started coming in as HTML, so the problem seemed to have been fixed (not at my end, because I had made no changes). Well, yesterday and today the messages once again reverted to plain text. I changed nothing here. In fact, I’ve been away from the computer for a couple of days. But now I have, on the same screen and in the same Outlook folder, messages from yesterday and today in plain text and messages from several days prior to that in HTML.

      Fafner

    • I just thought I’d add a final note to this thread. Two days ago, Lounge newsletters once again started appearing in Outlook as html, with links attached. As far as I can tell, this was the result of no actions on my part. I didn’t change anything about my Outlook or Office installation.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook 2016 strips links from Windows Secrets newsletters #1578290

      To respond to the two above posts: I am using Windows defender. I looked at the settings and didn’t find any place it its settings that might do what you suggest. Also, that doesn’t sound like it could be the problem. If I forward the email to myself at the same email address, it arrives as HTML, with the links restored. If there were something in the HTML code that the AV program is causing to turn the message into plain text, wouldn’t it still be there when forwarded? It’s only when the email arrives from Windows Secrets Lounge that the message is turned into plain text.

      In reply to the second post above, I’m referring to the daily emails from Windows Secrets Lounge, giving summaries and links to all the posts in the previous 24 hours. I’m not sure what the distinction is between newsletters and notifications. I’m not referring to the weekly (or so) newsletters from Windows Secrets. Those arrive as HTML, or at least they did until something inactivated my subscription (I’m informed that it’s been reactivated, but there hasn’t been a newsletter since then).

      Thanks to both of you for your replies, but the problem still continues.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Outlook 2016 strips links from Windows Secrets newsletters #1576873

      I am revisiting this question because the problem has returned. To recap, emails from Windows Secrets Lounge arrive as plain text, with the result that all the links in the text are inactive (they’re just the text of the url and are not clickable). This problem went away when I deleted Windows Secrets Lounge from my contacts. The problem returned yesterday. But here’s another piece of strange behavior that may provide a clue: If I forward the messages to myself at the same email address, they arrive as HTML. So, somewhere there must be a setting that causes messages from Windows Secrets Lounge, and ONLY messages from Windows Secrets Lounge, to arrive as plain text. I have spent hours trying to find where that setting may be, but I have not found it. Can someone please help?

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Access being removed from Office package? #1576519

      Thanks for the replies. So it looks like we’re getting the shaft by Microsoft. My office subscription comes with a sharepoint site with email address and web site, and the Home and Office subscriptions that include Access are not offered to me, and it appears that if I were to opt for one of the packages that includes Access, I’d lose the email address and web site. It looks like I’ll have to get creative with my options.

      Fafner

    • in reply to: Access being removed from Office package? #1576416

      I have Business Premium. It has always included Access, but the announcement says that Access is being REMOVED. None of the three options available to me will include Access. It seems odd that Personal would include Access but Business Premium would not. Doesn’t make sense.

      So the question is, will Access be uninstalled from my computer, or will I be able to keep it as a sort of legacy program?

      Fafner

    • Well, I have partially solved the problem, but it raises another question. I was looking at my Windows Secrets Lounge entry in my contacts, trying to find something in its properties that would cause messages to download as plain text rather than HTML. Unable to find anything, I deleted the contact entirely. This morning, Lounge posts all appeared in Outlook with links restored. Although the problem has been more or less solved, I would still love to know why creating a contact causes messages to download as plain text.

      Fafner

    • I couldn’t find anything in that resource that helped. Is there something there that refers to formatting of received emails. I couldn’t find it.

      Fafner

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