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#1 esteron

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:59 PM

When i try to open an attachment I sometimes get the message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel.
Well that sounds all well and good but how do I do this and what program do I use? Any help is gratly appreciated.

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:14 PM

That depends on the file type of the attachment.
Is it a .jpeg, .wmv, .txt, ......?
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Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:19 PM

That depends on the file type of the attachment.
Is it a .jpeg, .wmv, .txt, ......?


Well it says madebyhands.pps but i sometimes get emails where the message is text but before I get to the actual message I got a whole lot of computerese to get through. As you probably guessed I'm not very computer literate. Thanks

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 06:43 PM

.pps - Microsoft PowerPoint slide show
If you have MS PowerPoint installed on your computer, that's what you would associate the file with.
Click Start
Click My Computer
Click Tools
Select Folder Options
Click the File Types tab
Scroll down to the file type you want to open (.pps)
Click on it, to highlight it
Click the Change button, which will open a new window
Then select Powerpoint from the list provided
Then put a check in the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box
Click OK
Click Apply
Click OK

If you don't have MS PowerPoint, you'll have to download a program that will read .pps files.
The one I use, is XnView.
It's a free program.
To associate XnView (or any program you decide to use) with .pps files, do the following:
After installing the program, click Start
Click My Computer
Click Tools
Select Folder Options
Click the File Types tab
Scroll down to the file type you want to open (.pps)
Click on it, to highlight it
Click the Change button, which will open a new window
Then at the bottom, click the Browse... button
Navigate to the XnView folder, and click it, to highlight it
Click the Open button
Double click xnview.exe
Then put a check in the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box
Click OK
Click Apply
Click OK

Edited by tg1911, 12 November 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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