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Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

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    jmjaeb Guest

    Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

    Anyone else have this problem? When I try to open a .doc file sent as an
    e-mail attachment I get an error message that says "this file does not have
    a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an
    association in the Set Associations control panel."

    I've gone in and checked and all my associations are set correctly, but the
    only way I can open the file is if I save it to my hard drive and then open
    it from there. Any help would be appreciated. I am using Windows Mail in
    Vista on my inspiron 1525 laptop. Verizon is my ISP.


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    Re: Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

    go on ur internet temporary files and delete the .doc or any olk files there and then try to open the attachement.. this happen when your internet temporary files get accumulated up to 99 copies..

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    Gary VanderMolen [MVP] Guest

    Re: Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

    Use this fix:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/un...s-mail-or-wlm/

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    Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "jmjaeb" <jmjaeb@newsgroup> wrote in message news:A4B635EE-B171-488A-A066-1F0D6E67182B@newsgroup

    > Anyone else have this problem? When I try to open a .doc file sent as an
    > e-mail attachment I get an error message that says "this file does not have
    > a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an
    > association in the Set Associations control panel."
    >
    > I've gone in and checked and all my associations are set correctly, but the
    > only way I can open the file is if I save it to my hard drive and then open
    > it from there. Any help would be appreciated. I am using Windows Mail in
    > Vista on my inspiron 1525 laptop. Verizon is my ISP.
    >

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    jmjaeb Guest

    Re: Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

    Gary your suggestion worked. Thank you so much....
    Michele
    "jmjaeb" <jmjaeb@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:A4B635EE-B171-488A-A066-1F0D6E67182B@newsgroup

    > Anyone else have this problem? When I try to open a .doc file sent as an
    > e-mail attachment I get an error message that says "this file does not
    > have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an
    > association in the Set Associations control panel."
    >
    > I've gone in and checked and all my associations are set correctly, but
    > the only way I can open the file is if I save it to my hard drive and then
    > open it from there. Any help would be appreciated. I am using Windows
    > Mail in Vista on my inspiron 1525 laptop. Verizon is my ISP.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Gary VanderMolen [MVP] Guest

    Re: Can't open word documents sent as e-mail attachments

    You're very welcome. Thanks for reporting back.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "jmjaeb" <jmjaeb@newsgroup> wrote in message news:A7938A07-8F96-49BE-8C6A-87F27A986D49@newsgroup

    > Gary your suggestion worked. Thank you so much....
    > Michele
    > "jmjaeb" <jmjaeb@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:A4B635EE-B171-488A-A066-1F0D6E67182B@newsgroup

    >> Anyone else have this problem? When I try to open a .doc file sent as an
    >> e-mail attachment I get an error message that says "this file does not
    >> have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an
    >> association in the Set Associations control panel."
    >>
    >> I've gone in and checked and all my associations are set correctly, but
    >> the only way I can open the file is if I save it to my hard drive and then
    >> open it from there. Any help would be appreciated. I am using Windows
    >> Mail in Vista on my inspiron 1525 laptop. Verizon is my ISP.
    >

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