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by kelori / November 11, 2006 11:05 PM PST

my son sends me pics from his cell phone but I cant open them .... What application do I need to use? is there a download for this?
Thanks for your help

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Re: cell phone pics
by Kees Bakker / November 11, 2006 11:55 PM PST
In reply to: cell phone pics

The last time (which happened to be the first) I downloaded pics from my daughters phone, it were ordinary jpg's. They should open in IE, (unless you've got another application installed to open jpg's with, like MS PhotoEditor or Irvanview), so that shouldn't be a problem. Maybe your sons cell phone sends the pictures in another format?

Things to do:
1. Ask your son what program he uses. Maybe it's one you have also. Then it comes down to configuring it.

2. See what type of pictures these are. That's the file type or file extension. Go into My Computer, then View>Folderoptions>View (this is Windows 98, it might be slightly different for XP) and uncheck the option to 'Hide file extensions for known filetypes'. Then save such a picture from the mail (it's attachment, I assume) to any folder you like, and use My Computer again to see the filename. It should be something like dsc78171.jpg, and then jpg is the filetype (the part behind the last dot). Personally I prefer the detail view to see that.

The program to use depends on the filetype, so the best thing to get an answer here, if your son can't help you out, is to post that.


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file type....
by kelori / November 12, 2006 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: Re: cell phone pics

They appear to be MIM files.

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Re: MIM-files
by Kees Bakker / November 13, 2006 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: file type.... tells this is a MIME file, which is a coded email-attachment, not a picture. No way for you to read it.

All you can do: contact the sender and ask him to send you (attach to the mail) a jpg-file. I would be amazed if the software that came with the phone couldn't make that.

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by kelori / November 13, 2006 7:32 PM PST
In reply to: Re: MIM-files

Thanks so much Kees..... I'll call him today and have him read the book that came with the phone. I appreciate your help.Glad to know its not something I 'Messed"

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WinZip will convert the mime back...
by Edward ODaniel / November 14, 2006 5:57 AM PST
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ZipGenius can convert MIM files back
by ChuckT / December 31, 2009 4:57 AM PST
In reply to: file type....

There is free software named ZipGenius that can convert encoded files (type .uu, .uue, .xx, .xxe, .b64 and .mim) back to their original file type.

You use the Open command, and select the Files of type: Encoded Files.
Then drill down to wherever you have the file. You don't see anything happen in the window, but the converted file will be placed in that same directory location.

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