Unable To Open PowerPoint Attachments in O.E 6

  JohnnyBoy 21:03 20 Nov 2006

As above title says, keep getting error msg saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association for it in the Folder Options control panel"

I have checked the above and all relevant file types are set to open with microsoft powerpoint slideshow.

If I save the attachment then open it from within my documents it opens correctly.

Am I missing something somewhere ?

  skidzy 21:15 20 Nov 2006
  VoG II 21:22 20 Nov 2006

Er, no click here

  skidzy 21:24 20 Nov 2006

click here

downloaded and installed PowerPoint Viewer 97 into the 'Programs' folder, as distinct from PowerPoint Viewer 2003. I then right-clicked on a .pps file, clicked on 'Open with' and chose ppview32.exe from 'Programs/Powerpoint Viewer' (the 97 icon with the spectacles rather than the 2003 icon). I then ticked the 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'. Now all .pps files attached to OE emails open without any problem.

  skidzy 21:26 20 Nov 2006

Cheers VoG™,i have had the same problem on one pc for a long time and never really got round to sorting it.

Now going to try your fix on this PC.

  JohnnyBoy 21:46 20 Nov 2006

VoG™, you are a star, thanks for that fix. Now working perfectly.

  skidzy 21:49 20 Nov 2006

Yep me too JB,cheers VoG™

Good thread JB,thankyou.

  postie24 14:19 21 Nov 2006

Cheers VoG,cleared up my pps probs

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