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Windows 7: File does not have a program associated with it?

03 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7
File does not have a program associated with it?


I received a link from a friend to a video he posted on Dropbox. I have received links to videos from him before and it worked just fine.
The video is a MOV file.

Now, when I get an email in Windows Live Mail with a link to a video i get the error "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action...."

I can copy the url and paste it right to IE8 and it works fine. I have checked my file associations in Control Panel and MOV is set to open with Quicktime. I tried changing that to Windows Media player but got the same error.

I was not sure where this should be posted...but thought I would start here!

Thanks in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Install the free VLC player it should play Mov files
VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
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