Keyboard cant find Email

  taffyal 18:34 01 Mar 2007

I use a Genius Keyboard with a button to go to Foxmail. I just installed a new hard drive, loaded with Foxmail as usual. Now when I press for email, I get "windows cannot find C:\Documents & settings\foxmail.exe" It finds Outlook Express OK when that is set as Email client. Foxmail is in the Documents & Settings, so why cant the Genius find it?? I can access it easy enough with the desktop short cut, but just want to know why its changed?

  recap 18:49 01 Mar 2007

Try re-configuring the keyboard from its software.

  taffyal 18:57 01 Mar 2007

Tried this twice, took out & reinstalled.

  Ashrich 22:02 01 Mar 2007

If you use Internet Explorer go into Tools/Internet Options/Programs and select in the E-Mail drop down box your e-mail program , click Ok , then try again from your keyboard shortcut .


  taffyal 23:10 01 Mar 2007

If I set IE as mail prog, or Hotmail it finds it. Soon as I go back to Foxmail, it says it cant! Some Genius!!!

  Ashrich 23:25 01 Mar 2007

Does Foxmail show up in the Internet Explorer browser Tools/Internet Options/Programs/E-Mail drop down box at all ? With IE6 and IE7 being central to Windows some programs will take their instructions from there .


  skidzy 23:32 01 Mar 2007

Have you tried if listed:

start/set Access and defaults/Custom/Choose a default email program and ok.

  taffyal 11:03 02 Mar 2007

Ashrich:It shows up in IE options, & thats where I chose it from.
skidzy: Went here, gives choice of Outlook Express, or "use my curent email programme" Have current selected, when using Foxmail from desktop shortcut.

Had a "brilliant" idea- perhaps the fact that its connected via a KVM switch caused problems! Connected direct, still no good!!
Thanks both, Al.

  taffyal 11:05 02 Mar 2007

Should have mentioned that pressing F4 still checks mail when Foxmail is running, & all other controls on keyboard work.

  taffyal 12:19 02 Mar 2007

Sorted! Unoaded Foxmail, & reinstalled, simple as that! Lost my address book though!As usual, cant think why it fixed it, but it works. thanks all, Al.

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