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Windows 7: Failure to open e-mail attachmens

29 Apr 2015   #1
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Failure to open e-mail attachmens

When I click on a attachment in a e-mail I receive the message "This file does not have a program to associated with it for performing this action and so forth".Could you please help me solve this problem.


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29 Apr 2015   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

You either have a file sent to you that needs a certain program to associate with or you already have the program but the association hasn't been set yet.

This tutorial may be helpful: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol and check related tutorials at the end if that one doesn't help.

Can you tell me the file's extension type; Is it .exe, .psd, .pps, .pdf, .mov, .mp3, .mp4 or something else?
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30 Apr 2015   #3
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you for your attempt to help but have managed to solve this problem myself.
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30 Apr 2015   #4
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

You're welcome,

Could you elaborate on how you solved it and mark the thread solved so I and everyone else may learn?
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30 Apr 2015   #5
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Open"Default Programs"and click on See your default programs and then click on each file in the box and then click on "Set this program as default".This took about ten minutes at the most.Hope this will be of help.
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30 Apr 2015   #6
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That is a great help, it's always nice to know how someone solved their problem! Thank you for posting back. Marking your thread solved will act as a flag and help others in case they are looking for a solution with the same situation.

To mark your thread solved it's the green button next to the orange Post Reply button that only you can see because it is your thread.
If something does go awry later on you can always re-mark it Unsolved.


Thanks,

Steve
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