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e-mail attachment won't open.

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#1 dan9119a


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

I am running Windows Vista that has Windows Mail as its e-mail program.  I have recieved e-mails with attachments.  When I attempt to open the attachments I get the ollowing message-"This file does not have a program associated with itfor performing this action.  Create an association in the Set Associations control panel."  How do I do this? 





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#2 terlan


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:23 AM



click start button.

click the default programs link below control panel. (if it isnt there open control panel, click programs, click default Programs)

click "Associate a file type or protocol with a program"

find the file type / extension of the attachment from the list if it ius there and select change program.

navigate to the program you want to open it with.




Save the file attachment, open the foilder you saved it to and right click it.

select open with...

navigate to the program you want to open it with.


If you dont know what program opens the attachment. a google search should tell you just type "what programs opens a .cpt file" and you should get an idea

You can also use file.org it usually has a nice detailed answer, if you dont mind the odd pop up

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