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Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

  1. #1


    pdschu Guest

    Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an error
    message that the file type does not have an application associated with it.
    The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated it
    several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments


    "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    > error
    > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    > it.
    > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    > it
    > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > Thanks.
    You may also need this:

    <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>



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  3. #3


    maurice Guest

    RE: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    maurice

    "pdschu" wrote:

    > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an error
    > message that the file type does not have an application associated with it.
    > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated it
    > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > Thanks.

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  4. #4


    maurice Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments



    "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:

    >
    > "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    > > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    > > error
    > > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    > > it.
    > > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    > > it
    > > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > > Thanks.
    >
    > You may also need this:
    >
    > <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    pdschu Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments



    "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:

    >
    > "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    > > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    > > error
    > > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    > > it.
    > > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    > > it
    > > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > > Thanks.
    >
    > You may also need this:
    >
    > <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >
    > Thanks, this did correct the problem.
    >

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  6. #6


    Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments


    "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B914715F-6E94-4CAA-81E6-F8DD5252B845@xxxxxx

    >
    >
    > "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    >> > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open
    >> > an
    >> > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    >> > error
    >> > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    >> > it.
    >> > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have
    >> > re-associated
    >> > it
    >> > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to
    >> > my
    >> > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or
    >> > elsewhere
    >> > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    >> > Thanks.
    >>
    >> You may also need this:
    >>
    >> <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >>
    >> Thanks, this did correct the problem.
    >>
    You're welcome.



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  7. #7


    Lowell Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    I tried this link and learned that it is applicable when one has Word
    installed. I have Works 8.5 and this does not work. Any other solutions? I
    cannot open .xsl file either. I have recently changed from XP where opening
    files was no problem.

    Thanks, Lowell

    "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:

    >
    > "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    > > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    > > error
    > > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    > > it.
    > > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    > > it
    > > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > > Thanks.
    >
    > You may also need this:
    >
    > <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #8


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    Can you save the attachment, and then open the saved file outside of
    Windows Mail?

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Lowell" <Lowell@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0DE7F26A-7AAA-4A36-B686-E7F4B0848C90@xxxxxx

    >I tried this link and learned that it is applicable when one has Word
    > installed. I have Works 8.5 and this does not work. Any other solutions? I
    > cannot open .xsl file either. I have recently changed from XP where opening
    > files was no problem.
    >
    > Thanks, Lowell
    >
    > "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx

    >> > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    >> > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    >> > error
    >> > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    >> > it.
    >> > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    >> > it
    >> > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    >> > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    >> > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    >> > Thanks.
    >>
    >> You may also need this:
    >>
    >> <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >>
    >>
    >>


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  9. #9


    Lowell Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    I have not tried this and out of frustration I have requested that the
    attachments be sent to me in a different format and deleted the initial
    e-mails. My lack of experience and impatiences. I must leave now for a
    meeting so any response will be awhile before I get to it. Thanks. Lowell

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > Can you save the attachment, and then open the saved file outside of
    > Windows Mail?
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
    >
    >
    > "Lowell" <Lowell@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0DE7F26A-7AAA-4A36-B686-E7F4B0848C90@xxxxxx

    > >I tried this link and learned that it is applicable when one has Word
    > > installed. I have Works 8.5 and this does not work. Any other solutions? I
    > > cannot open .xsl file either. I have recently changed from XP where opening
    > > files was no problem.
    > >
    > > Thanks, Lowell
    > >
    > > "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >> "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx
    > >> > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    > >> > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    > >> > error
    > >> > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    > >> > it.
    > >> > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    > >> > it
    > >> > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    > >> > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    > >> > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    > >> > Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> You may also need this:
    > >>
    > >> <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >

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  10. #10


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Cannot open Word .doc from email attachments

    It is important to first confirm your ability to open document files
    outside of Windows Mail, before you attempt to fix a problem with
    opening them as an attachment inside Windows Mail.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Lowell" <Lowell@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:4318254F-C1CC-46A6-9927-FBA25220FE74@xxxxxx

    >I have not tried this and out of frustration I have requested that the
    > attachments be sent to me in a different format and deleted the initial
    > e-mails. My lack of experience and impatiences. I must leave now for a
    > meeting so any response will be awhile before I get to it. Thanks. Lowell
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> Can you save the attachment, and then open the saved file outside of
    >> Windows Mail?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Lowell" <Lowell@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0DE7F26A-7AAA-4A36-B686-E7F4B0848C90@xxxxxx

    >> >I tried this link and learned that it is applicable when one has Word
    >> > installed. I have Works 8.5 and this does not work. Any other solutions? I
    >> > cannot open .xsl file either. I have recently changed from XP where opening
    >> > files was no problem.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks, Lowell
    >> >
    >> > "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "pdschu" <pdschu@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:2D377388-CADD-46E5-B7D7-FF1367149BD4@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Since I reinstalled Vista and then updated with SP1 when I try to open an
    >> >> > email attachment that is a Word .doc file it will not open and gives an
    >> >> > error
    >> >> > message that the file type does not have an application associated with
    >> >> > it.
    >> >> > The .doc file extension is associated with Word and I have re-associated
    >> >> > it
    >> >> > several times. The file will open if I save it elsewhere or drag it to my
    >> >> > desktop and then open it. Is there something in the registry or elsewhere
    >> >> > than can be modified to correct this annoying problem?
    >> >> > Thanks.
    >> >>
    >> >> You may also need this:
    >> >>
    >> >> <http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/232/1/Unable-to-open-DOC-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>


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