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

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jmjaeb

#1
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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Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

#3
Use this fix:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/unable-to-open-doc-attachments-windows-mail-or-wlm/

--
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
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

#4
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 Computer

G

Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

#5
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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