Outlook Express problem

By Paramedicmom
Mar 2, 2007
  1. Hi Everyone I am new here and having problems with my OE. I receive lots of attachments from friends and have encountered this problem. This file does not have a progrma associated with it for performing this task. Create an Association in the Folder Options in the Control Panel. I am not really good at doing things with my computer but have lots of attachments that I really wanted to look at and had to just delete them because I did not know how to fix the problem. The OE is 6.0. Sure would appreciate any help that anyone might be able to give me.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Firstly, you have to have a program installed that can open
    that file .ppt opens with Microsoft Power Point
    .doc - Microsoft Word There`s a list of extensions HERE
    and explanation HERE

    Save the attachment to the desktop and right click on it.
    Select "open with" then "choose program".
    Then select the program that can open that file extension,
    and check the box that says "always open with this program".

    To add a new extension or change the action associated with it
    you can also go to Control Panel/FolderOptions/File Types and click
    on "New" to add an extension or "Change"to change the program associated with it.
    Hope that`s clear.

    BE VERY CAREFUL OPENING ATTACHMENTS-think viruses,spyware.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    use openoffice (it's free) and it will automatically associate files.
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