"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "PackerFan" <PackerFan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I can open a small amount of my email attachments but not very many on my
>> laptop. I get a message from windows that says, Windows cannot open this
>> file. To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to
>> to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can
>> manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your
>> What do you want to do? Use the web server to find the correct program?
>> Select a program from a list of installed programs? I am at a loss as to
>> to do. I have never had a problem opening attachments and am very
>> Thank you.
> What kind of attachment?
> Is it an expected attachment from someone you know? If not you probably
> shouldn't open it.
> If you know it's safe can you save it to your Documents folder and open
> it there?
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
> Do not send mail.
In addition to the advice offered, after saving it to the My Documents
folder, I always use a 'belt and braces' approach, and right click the
attachment and choose scan with my AV software before opening.
MS-MVP. OE. [DTS] http://www.getsafeonline.org/