Solved email attachment download

April 11, 2011 at 06:37:30
Specs: Windows Vista
When trying to download attachment. I get this.
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in Set Association control panel.Question where is this?and how do I create it.

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May 18, 2011 at 00:36:13
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A file can contain anything. Under Windows (and under MS-DOS before it), the convention was established that the characters following the last period in a file name, called the file "extension", tells you what kind of data that file contains. ".EXE", for example, is an EXEcutable program. ".JPG" is a jpeg compressed image file, ".TXT" is a plain text file, and so on.

In addition to knowing what type of data a file contains, Windows also needs to know what program should be used to access that file.

If that information is missing, then "This file does not have a program associated with it..." is one of the possible error messages.

In email, this most commonly happens when someone sends you an attachment with data created by a program you don't have

The most common way to resolve this issue is simply to install a program that understands files of that type.

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