I use outlook express on XP home and I am havivg trouble opening some attachments.They are microsoft internet mail messages and I have tried saving and then opening with notepad but all i get is gobbledegook. I know these attachments are photos from friends and other attachments from them(video etc) work. Any Ideas? Please help.
no help I`m afraid. The error message says This file does not have a program associated wuith it for performing this action.Create an association in control panel. I have saved it im my docs and tried to open it with word,wmp,notepad etc etc
If you know that it is a picture or video you should right click it and use "open with" either a Photo application or a video app. e.g. Quicktime -word or notepad will not show anything except garbage. OR ask the sender what format the file is in.
Q: When receiving some attachments on my email that I am unable to open, the following message appears: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association with My Computer by clicking View and then clicking folder options". I have tried the above without success.
A: You must find out what program is needed to open these files and install a copy of it. Look at the three-letter extension of the file you are trying. For example, some common ones are: .pdf, which needs Acrobat reader available from adobe.com, or if the file ends in .zip you will need WinZip available from click here.
To identify what program is associated with what file extension, you should visit one of the many internet sites providing this information. One site is filext.com.
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