Opening an e-mail attachment in XP

  [email protected] 14:00 18 Nov 2005

I have WinXP Home and OE6.My granddaughter sent me an e-mail with an attachment containing info about some homework she needed help with.I opened the message OK but when trying to open the attachmentin the usual way got the message `This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the Folders Options control panel.` How do I do this please?

  pauldonovan 14:04 18 Nov 2005

what the file extension is? E.g. .doc = a word document?

DO you know what it is she sent you e.g. a picture, a word document etc.?

This information will be important. You can then perform the association.

  VoG II 15:28 18 Nov 2005
  [email protected] 12:53 19 Nov 2005

I installed Power Point Viewer 2003 and opened the attachment via this program.Thanks to you both for your interest.

  pauldonovan 19:14 20 Nov 2005 did you know it was .pps?

  VoG II 19:16 20 Nov 2005

It was a guess based on the error message. The click here that I posted contains info on fixing the error for other file types. I didn't suspect that he didn't have the necessary software.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

8 brilliant character artists speaking at Pictoplasma 2018

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?