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by zipitydoo / January 18, 2006 9:52 PM PST

what program do open idx files with.i have windows me.word pad doesnt work.

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Re: idx files
by Tufenuf / January 18, 2006 10:17 PM PST
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The question is...
by Edward ODaniel / January 19, 2006 4:48 PM PST
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WHY do you want to open something you have no idea what it is?

That is one of the many ways that files get corrupted and computers quit running and require fixing.

If you simply MUST look at a file you can use NotePad if you are very careful to NEVER try to make any changes or save the file as that would cause corruption. Just because it will open in Notepad however does not mean that all or even most of it will be readable.

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under the files properties it states its a eml file.
by zipitydoo / January 22, 2006 1:05 AM PST
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i checked the attachment, im sorry its a eml file .when i open it .its all mumblejumbled.ive tried several programs to open it and cant.

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.eml file extension opens with Outlook Express
by Tufenuf / January 22, 2006 1:12 AM PST

zipitydoo, If it's actually an .eml file choose Outlook Express to open it.

Tufenuf

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Sounds like MIME has you ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 22, 2006 4:17 AM PST

in its grip. MIME is the acronym for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions and is how your email is sent and received.

Tufenuf already indicated that you should be able to open it with Outlook Express but that would not be the only way if you don't happen to have OE.

If you open the file in NOTEPAD or another text editor and see something like:

--part1_d.206b8495.2971b864_boundary
Content-ID: <X.293647571@aol.com>
Content-Type: image/gif
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

R0lGODlhZACWAPUZAJAHBBENCSkYDy0oHTg3KkhJO0hXPkk7LEoqG0ttOkwPCFWIRF5ZSV9M
MmhmYWuPUG8yIG9aPnILCHd3aIRcQYd7aY0vJY2Ieo93SAAAAJiWiJygk6UJCKidgqqon641
...

All you need is a MIME decoder and ALLADIN makes one that works real nice called Alladin Expander (also opens compressed files). It is freeware http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/expander/

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