Why can't I access the attachments in some of the recovered emails with Outlook Express?

Outlook Express has a Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus option at Tools | Options | Security . If this option is enabled, Outlook Express will disallow you to access any attachment that may potentially be a virus, for example, a file with an .exe or .scr extension. You can just turn off this option to access your attachments.

Please see the article Using Virus Protection Features in Outlook Express 6 in Microsoft Knowledge Base for more detailed information.
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