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by RAMJET739 / July 20, 2006 10:37 PM PDT

Hi: I keep on getting a message when I try to open a .JPG file in Outlook express. It is as follows: This file does not have a file associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folders Option Panel. Now my question is how do I do that? Thanks in advance. Jim

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Are you talking about. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 20, 2006 10:43 PM PDT

a picture within an email message? I've found that AOL changes the extension for some reason. When an AOHell user sends a picture, the AOHell email changes it to something odd. Have you tried to save the picture and then open it? You may have to change the extension.

If this is not the case, what is the extension?

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by Tufenuf / July 20, 2006 10:49 PM PDT

Jim, Can you open other jpg files which are already on your hard drive? An easy solution is to right click on the .jpg file choose "Open with" then choose the program from the list that you want to open the jpg file with. The default for jpg files in Windows XP would be Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. You could also use Internet Explorer.


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a twist
by rcorbett28 / July 31, 2006 2:26 PM PDT

I am having this issue, but I do not have the option to open with, I only have the opptions of open or save as.
How do I get the open with option.
Please help.

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I'd try this. Install IRFANVIEW and ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 31, 2006 9:50 PM PDT
In reply to: a twist

Let it associate with JPEG, JPG, etc.

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Re: a twist
by Tufenuf / July 31, 2006 10:32 PM PDT
In reply to: a twist

rcorbett28, Which version of Windows are you running? If it's not Windows XP you must hold the shift key down on your keyboard then right click on the file to get the ''Open with'' option.

If you're running Windows XP go to the link below and scroll down to Line 220 (left column) and click on ''Restore Open With on the Right Click'' to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


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How to get to Folder Options and set file types
by FMCook / August 4, 2006 9:27 AM PDT

1. Open up My Computer.

2. Click the Tools menu.

3. Click Folder Opitons.

4. Click the File Types tab.

5. Scroll down until you see the format Outlook Express won't open.

6. Highlight it and click "Change".

7. Click on your photo editor program from the list. (If you don't have one, use Internet Explorer.)

8. Click "OK"

9. Close the Folder Options window.

10. You're done!

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by RAMJET739 / August 4, 2006 12:00 PM PDT

Hi: I want to thank you for your help. I printed out your info, and will save with my important computer info. Thanks again. Jim

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(NT) (NT) No Problem.
by FMCook / August 7, 2006 10:51 AM PDT
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Cannot read .jpg files in Outlook Express
by Hrakas / July 3, 2009 3:42 AM PDT

It happened to me as well after I installed IE 8. Once I uninstalled the IE8, the previous IE7 came back and everything worked as before for opening .jpg files. Good luck, Kaspar

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