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How Do I Create An Association

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Inger, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. Inger

    Inger Thread Starter

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    Operating system: Windows Vista home premium.
    I "am" on 'Inbox-Windows Live Mail'.
    1) I click the "Attachment" icon.
    2) A pop-up window appears:
    "Do you want to open this file?", Name:ATT00031.dat Type:DAT File
    I click "open"
    3) A pop-up window appears:
    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel."
    I click "OK"
    4) I am back on 'Inbox-Windows Live Mail'.

    Question: How do I create an association to open this file.
    From Inger.
     
  2. new tech guy

    new tech guy

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    When you select a program to open it with, you check the box that says "always use the selected program to open this type of file?
     
  3. Hughv

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    These dat files are usually the result of a problem with the sender's email program. No file association is going to help, 'though you could open them with Notepad/Word Pad.
    Notify your correspondent and suggest they look here:
    http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~jbenson/resource/winmail.htm
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome.


    I have seen .dat files come from folks who send emails from Mac operating systems. One file is good to open, the other is a .dat file.
     
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