unable to open e-mail attatchments

  tomsam 19:35 29 Jun 2006

New to computing when trying to open e-mail attatchments I get the message "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action create an association in the folder options control panel " I am unable to locate this ???? Help !!!!

  VoG II 19:39 29 Jun 2006

click here - even if these are not .pps attachments read the article to the end.

  johndrew 19:47 29 Jun 2006

What exactly are you trying to open? Photos, documents or something else?

Many attachments are better dealt with by copying to the desktop, right clicking and selecting `open with....` but to decide what to use you need to have an idea of what they are (photos, documents...).

I suggest you click on the paperclip, select `Save Attachments` in the widow wich opens select `Documents and Settings\`you`\desktop` and click on `Save`.

The file or whatever will appear on you desktop and you can select a tool/program to open it. The tool will depend on the suffix (.txt or .png or .jpg etc.) For .txt use `Notepad`, for .png or .jpg use `Paint` etc.

Does this help?

  Sharpamatt 08:30 02 Jul 2006

Have you set you email presumed outlook express to allow attachments ?

Open OE go to tools, options, security and look for the first two square boxs at the top

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