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Solved: e-mail attachment question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by manofmarin, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. manofmarin

    manofmarin Thread Starter

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    My operating system is Windows XP utilizing Internet Explorer and Outlook Express 6.

    Upon opening the attachment on certain e-mails from people I know, the following window appears and I cannot open the attachment!

    " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create
    an association in the folder option control panel"

    I can find and open the control panel folder option, but have no idea how to proceed from there! Does one have to repeat this procedure (however you instruct me to proceed) with every e-mail that presents this problem?

    Thanks as usual for your assistance.

    Tom
     
  2. Tufenuf

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    Tom, What's the file extension of the attachment?

    Tufenuf
     
  3. Wanderer2

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    Or ask the senders what program they made the attachment with. That would be very helpful.
     
  4. manofmarin

    manofmarin Thread Starter

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    I'll be honest I don't know what file extension means!!

    What it shows is NAME untitled-1.2
    Type: unknown file type

    Sorry and thanks for bearing with me. I have experienced this for years and just never dealt with it and deleated the e-mails! Thought it was time to resolve my ignorance!

    These are not business related, just from pals so not of any real importance. The e-mail in question is some kind of brain quiz!
     
  5. Wanderer2

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    Lets say you have textfile.txt. The "txt" is the extension. anything after the period is the extension which is usually limited to three letters. Other examples are .com, .exe, etc. If you go to the properties of the file its should list the entire file.
     
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