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File does not have association

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by thepres, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. thepres

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    Lately I am receiving a lot of messages that I am unable to open. It tells me that "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in My Computer by clicking View and the clicking Folder Options" I tried this but I hate to say that after I go to Folder Options I am not sure what to do. Can anybody give me some advice. What am I suppose to do at this point?
     
  2. jbcalg

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    follow the steps in <u>this thread</u> and choose the program you need
    (ie iexplore for pics, excel for .xls, etc)

    be sure to run a virus scan on any message attachment
    (download to a desktop folder, right click and select your antivirus software)
     
  3. DoyceJ

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    Not as extensive as some, but this site will help you to know what the extensions are and what to use to view them with.

    http://stack.com/
     
  4. john1

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    Hi DoyceJ,

    I've added that to my favorites folder,
    looks very useful.

    Cheers, John
     
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