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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

    Sep 30, 2008
    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

    Mar 27, 2006
    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


    Jul 22, 2006
    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:
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    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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