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#1 waxace

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:31 PM

O.K.,
I have a friend that has an issue that is driving us crazy.
Perhaps we are overlooking something, but we did a lot of checking.
When we open a .pps attachment in outlook express 6 we get a message that there is no file association with that file and that we should go to the folder options and associate a file to open that extension.
We checked it and the association is with Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer or Microsoft Powerpoint which is the correct association.
We had downloaded before the "Powerpoint Viewer" and it has confirmed installation.
IF we drag or save the attachment to the desktop and click on it, it will open up normally with the Powerpoint viewer.
It just will not associate with Powerpoint when we try to open up the attachment directly from the e-mail.
Unchecked is the "Do not allow attacvhments that may contain a virus" box in options in OE.
Any Ideas??? :thumbsup:

Running Windows XP Home SP2
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:43 PM

Hello waxace,

Don't let the fact that the attachment doesn't open when you click on it in the e-mail client. In fact, that is a good thing and your program is doing what you asked it to. It is unfortunate, but many kinds of attachments can be carriers for computer infections.

The safest way to proceed is to create a special folder for e-mail attachments. Save the attachments there by right-clicking on the attachment then choosing Save As and picking the folder in question. Scan the attachment to be sure it is clean, then open it. I know it takes a bit longer, but it is a lot less time then cleaning the computer after it has been infected.

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#3 waxace

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

Seems that there was an issue with XP SP2 and the Powerpoint viewers.
I received some results from a few sources and it is the solution...

SEE HERE: POWERPOINT ISSUE RESOLUTION


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:20 PM

If you want to be able to open attachments, go into the OE options-security tab. Most likely you'll have to untick something there. btw, many times those settings will be re-set to the stricter ones after visiting Windows Update.

Edit: Good find, waxace! I hadn't heard about that problem.

Edited by mommabear, 27 January 2008 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:34 PM

Yep,
It was the solution but be aware that the issue was with only folks installing the "Viewers"
and not the full Office programs.......


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