Can't open files

J

John

A friend left a garbled message on my telephone answering machine asking me
for help but I don't use Vista or iTunes, so I'm hoping some kind soul on
here can help.

Basically any file he downloads (it may be a photo of his grandson sent as
an email attachment in jpg format, or a program such as skype.exe, or a pdf
document) cannot be opened. When double-clicked, any downloaded file opens
up iTunes and presents the message "iTunes cannot open this file".

I know it's not much to go on but his message recorded badly. I'll try to
contact him and get more info but does anyone have any suggestions?

TIA
John
 

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J

John

Thanks for the help R. C., I'll phone him tonight and we'll see how we get
on with that.

Cheers
John

R. C. White wrote:

> Hi, John.
>
> I've never used iTunes and haven't used Vista in year or two, but
> until someone offers a better idea, have him try this.
>
> Control Panel | Default Programs... See which extensions (such as
> .jpg and .pdf) default to iTunes and change them to something else
> (like Windows Media Player) - or remove their defaults entirely so
> that clicking on them does nothing.
>
> When I download and install QuickTime, it always has the iTunes add-on
> checked as well. I must remember to uncheck that option before
> accepting the download.
>
> Let us know how this works out for your friend. Your feedback might
> help us help others with a similar problem.
>
> RC
>
> "John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> A friend left a garbled message on my telephone answering machine
>> asking me for help but I don't use Vista or iTunes, so I'm hoping
>> some kind soul on here can help.
>>
>> Basically any file he downloads (it may be a photo of his grandson
>> sent as an email attachment in jpg format, or a program such as
>> skype.exe, or a pdf document) cannot be opened. When double-clicked,
>> any downloaded file opens up iTunes and presents the message "iTunes
>> cannot open this file". I know it's not much to go on but his message
>> recorded badly. I'll
>> try to contact him and get more info but does anyone have any
>> suggestions? TIA
>> John
 

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