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creating a association for e-mails I get

by jgslumlord / May 24, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

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

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As a start
by eddie11013 / May 24, 2007 2:06 AM PDT

have a look at this write up:
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.
Good luck,

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by jgslumlord / May 30, 2007 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: As a start

Thanks Eddie for your help.I got it figured out.

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(NT) Great! Thanks for posting back Jason
by eddie11013 / May 30, 2007 1:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks
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creating a association for e-mails
by / May 25, 2007 3:26 PM PDT

I was surfing around saw your question on assoction emails, as this has been an old problem I have had I couldn't help noticing the question.
Did you solve the problem with the suggestion you had?

Thanks Terry

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Terry, What Is The Attachment's File Extension?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 26, 2007 4:53 AM PDT

In order to determine which program will open the problem attachment, we need to know the file extension of the attachment. (The last three letters after the dot.. such as .txt or .doc.)

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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