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program associations

by vicstev / March 1, 2008 10:27 AM PST

I'm having a problem w/ IE. When I open particular e mail attachmentments(I'm able to open attachments) I get errors stating "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel." If I right click and try to open instead,I get a nonresponsive program error, and need to send an error report to Microsoft. What I really want,is to be able to create file associations to open all of these files.
I've done a spyware and virus scan and thats no problem. I have IE6 and run Windows XP. I also have a Dell Op. Sys. w/ model #X08 73061
THANK YOU,
VICKEY S

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Well,, What Kind Of Files Are They?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: program associations

What is the file extension of the problem files?

In order to open a file on your computer, you MUST have a program that is capable of opening it.. If you've got an associated program, then try saving the attachment to your computer desktop and open it from there..

If you don't have the appropriate program to open that file type, then you'll need to install it..

Hope this helps and let us know more.

Grif

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program associations
by vicstev / March 2, 2008 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: program associations

The files are, .tif, .eml, & .pps

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Those Files Open With...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 2, 2008 6:59 AM PST
In reply to: program associations

.tif...opens with almost any picture viewer.. For example, on Windows XP, the "Windows Picture and FAX Viewer" should open the file.. As mentioned earlier, try saving the file to your desktop, RIGHT click on the file, choose "Open With", then select the program mentioned above.

.eml is an Outlook Express message file and as long as you've got Outlook Express installed which is done whenever Internet Explorer is installed, it should open..

.pps is a PowerPoint Show file and requires either PowerPoint or the PowerPoint view to open.. PowerPoint installs with Microsoft Office but there is a free viewer which can be downloaded and installed from the link below;

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en

Hope this helps.

Grif

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prog assoc
by vicstev / March 2, 2008 7:21 AM PST

I really appreciate all the help you're giving me. I'll do the best I can. Thanks a lot

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