have a look at this write up: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859
Basically you must remember that if someone sends you a file with an extension that is not on your computer, you will not be able to open it, unless you install that same program onto your computer. Example, someone sends you a 'pdf' file, but you don't have a pdf reader on your computer. You have to install a pdf reader like Adobe Reader in order to open that file. You can 'google' the file extension to see what program that extension is tied to and proceed from there.
Post back if your running into any problems.
Hi to all. Please help
I sometimes get e-mails that i cannot open. when i click on the attachment i get a message saying this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create a association in the folder options control panel. I've kinda looked over it but cannot figure out what to do. i use outlook express and have windows xp pro. any help will greatly be appreciated. Thanks Jason