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Error message when you try to preview an Excel 2007 workbook in Outlook 2007: "This file cannot be previewed"

Article ID: 930005

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2007


  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007


When you try to preview a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbook in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:

This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer:

Microsoft Office Excel previewer

To open this program in its own program, double-click it.

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • In the Excel 2007 workbook, the Sharing with track changes check box is selected.
  • In the Excel 2007 workbook, the List changes on a new sheet check box is selected.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Additional query words: xl2007

Keywords: kberrmsg kbtshoot kbprb kbexpertisebeginner KB930005