How Do I "Create an association" in the Folders..?

  Bingalau 16:54 19 Sep 2005

I'm not quite an absolute beginner, but I feel like one because I can't figure out how to re-act to the following message I keep getting.
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."
I can get to the Folder Options control panel o.k. but from there on I am lost. I think I need leading by the hand on this one...I don't want to alter something that shouldn't be altered....Bingalau

  Eric10 18:42 19 Sep 2005

Before you can do anything you need to know what program is supposed to open the file and you must also have it installed on your PC. If you are ok on both these requirements then the easiest way is to right-click the file, choose 'Open With' and 'Choose Program' from the menu. Now either highlight the program in the list or use the Browse button to find it. Before clicking on OK put a tick in the box labelled 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.

If you don't know the program to use then post back with the extension of the file and someone may recognise it.

  Bingalau 19:14 19 Sep 2005

Eric10 thanks for reply. The extension file is 2.pps and I seem to have a file in the list showing PPS is this the same thing? I am just on yway out for the evening but will follow your instructions when I get back later....once again Thank You... Bingalau.

  VoG II 19:23 19 Sep 2005

.pps is a Powerpoint show. Unless you have Microsoft Office you will need the Powerpoint Viewer to open it click here

Installing the Powerpoint viewer will create the file association.

  Bingalau 22:44 19 Sep 2005

I have downloaded and installed as per instructions. But I am still getting the same results as before. "This file does not have a program etc..
I have just had a look in the Folder Options window and notice that about 25 places from the top of the list in File Types under Extensions is an icon that looks like a wine glass in front of a document. Next to it is 1.PPS and under File Types is .jpg
Lower down the list is an entirely different icon and PPS under Extensions while under File Types is PPS Files.....What are these ? Bingalau

  Bingalau 22:53 19 Sep 2005

I do already have Microsoft Office Tools So I assume I should also have Microsoft Office?

  Bingalau 22:19 21 Sep 2005

Never did find the cure for this folks. Has anyone else any suggestions (No rude ones please?)..Bingalau...

  VoG II 22:26 21 Sep 2005

If this file is an attachment in Outlook Express, try saving the attachment then opening the saved copy.

  Bingalau 22:49 21 Sep 2005

VoG .. It was an attachment in Outlook Express, but I have since deleted it and can't find another one to experiment with. I have had these attachments in the past and just given up on ever getting to look at them, and so deleted them... No Patience you see! Thanks for the help once again and I will now await another attachment to have a go at, using your latest advice. .. Bingalau..

  Sapins 08:48 22 Sep 2005


  VoG II 13:48 22 Sep 2005

click here - I suggest that you run the 'Automated Fix'.

If you want to see if it has worked, click my yellow envelope to e-mail me. I'll respond with a .pps file.

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