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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by neary, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. neary

    neary Thread Starter

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    My sister sends me frequent mail, some with attachments.
    With some of them I cant open the attachments and instead get this message:
    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the FOLDERS OPTIONS control panel"

    What the devil does this mean, and how do I do it.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. danmcman

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    First of all, what kind of file / attachment are you trying to open?

    Second of all, its not a good idea to post you email address in a forum post. It can be picked up by bots scanning the web for spammer and the like. I would delete it from your post by using the Edit option at the lower right side of the post.
     
  3. neary

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    The attachment says "View of New York" 1.76 MB----Type: Unknown file type.
    Thanks for your Recommendation re: E-mail address.
     
  4. danmcman

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    My first warning is that you should never open attachments from someone (even if its from their address) if you aren't expecting it. Some viruses send out messages to everyone in an infected pc's address book with more virus attachments.

    I would ask your sister what she sent you and try to figure out the file extension of the attachment and post it here. Example: "View of New York.JPG" .JPG is the file extension
     
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