Opening Attachment

  Yeldarb 13:40 16 Feb 2006
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Error message : "This file does not have a program associated with it. Create association ....etc "

I can find no means of "creating" an association in the control panel >> files option menu

What am I doing wrong ?

  stalion 13:46 16 Feb 2006

What is the file called and is it a legitimate file that you know the contents of.?

  VoG II 13:50 16 Feb 2006
  Yeldarb 14:00 16 Feb 2006

Thank you VoGtm
My cousin attached a script of a family eulogy. The attachment calls it " Winnie's eulogy" Source undisputable ...... but I don't know how to open it Oh dear !!

  Belatucadrus 14:01 16 Feb 2006

What type of file is it .txt, .pdf, .zip etc ? That will enable us to point you to some appropriate software.

  Yeldarb 18:26 16 Feb 2006

I overlooked thanking Stalion above and now Belatucadrus - very grateful. And sorry for delay - my public are very demanding !!

How do I find out the type of file ? It is totally legit. (from my cousin ) - but I doubt if she would know the type either. there is nothing to indicate this. It shows my inexoerience doesn't it ? Yeldarb

  stalion 18:53 16 Feb 2006

have you tried VoG™ link yet?

  Belatucadrus 19:10 16 Feb 2006

I'm somewhat surprised at the lack of ID as when you open an e mail with attachment in Outlook Express, the Attachment window should contain the file name, type and size i.e.:- "message.txt (600 bytes)".
If not why not ask your cousin what program she used to make the eulogy with.

  Yeldarb 11:00 17 Feb 2006

Stalion - I don't know what VoGtm is ..... I thought it was a person replying to mine !!
Belatucardrus : No. All that the top of the email gives is From my cousin to me, date and time and subject (winnie (31.8KB)
............but ... by sheer accident I managed to open it. I found a command "save attachment. I did so to "my Ebooks" . and lo and behold when I opened My Ebooks, there it was in full glory and ready for printing. More by good luck than good science !!
But I do thank you all for your interest

  Belatucadrus 13:10 17 Feb 2006

From the sound of things it was a PDF file where the extension had been accidentally removed from the file name at some point.
I suspect if you right click the file and change the name from winnie to winnie.pdf it'll behave itself properly.

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