Can't Open Attachments - Please HELP!

  Solartopi 22:38 22 Feb 2008
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Hi Folks,

I have problems in opening Attachments sent to me by friends in e-mails.

This is what it says at times:

"The file does not have a program associated with it for performing the action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel."

What does this mean. Please Tell me what to do.

Solartopi

  Simsy 22:44 22 Feb 2008

that windows doesn't know what programme you want to use to open the attachment.

Generally this is for one of two reasons;
1)You don't have a suitable programme installed,
or,
2)You do have a suitable program installed, but Windows doesn't know that you want to use that program

First of all, what type of file is the attachment?
That is to say, what is the extension at the end of the name? Is it .jpg perhaps, or .xls or .pps

We can help more with this information.

(But I'm afraid it's time for bed for me! I've to be up in just a few hours!)

There are loads of folk on here who will be able to help with this.. don't worry!

Regards,

Simsy

  skidzy 22:47 22 Feb 2008

Check the properties of the attatchment and post back the extension.

Im guessing something like .pps or .xls

  Solartopi 22:53 22 Feb 2008

Thanks Simsy, Good Night. Catch you tomorrow.

Solartopi

  lotvic 23:24 22 Feb 2008

you need to tell us the type of file it is or no-one can tell you what program to use to open it.
what is the extension? .jpg (a picture) or something else?

  VoG II 07:06 23 Feb 2008

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