Can't open email attachments



Sandra Barr
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
My problem is that I can't open some email attachments in Outlook Express.
I have windows XP, SP 2. When I try to open an attachment, I get the
following error message:

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

I am able to open movies and pics, but cannot open simple forwards. Another
hint is that it worked when I first got my computer. However, I had
Earthlink Total Access and went to cable.

I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks!

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
Try the OE Newsgroup, I had a similar problem with certain files and was able
to fix the same on their advice.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress&lang=en&cr=US
or
http://tinyurl.com/avfxk

"Sandra Barr" wrote:

> My problem is that I can't open some email attachments in Outlook Express.
> I have windows XP, SP 2. When I try to open an attachment, I get the
> following error message:
>
> "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
> action. Create an association in the folder options control panel."
>
> I am able to open movies and pics, but cannot open simple forwards. Another
> hint is that it worked when I first got my computer. However, I had
> Earthlink Total Access and went to cable.
>
> I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks!
>
>
>


Can't open email attachments