send a file using right click

January 28, 2011 at 05:21:49
Specs: Windows 7
I am using Windows 7. When I right click on a file & try to use "Send to" - Email recipient, I'm told there is no mail program associated. I looked in default programs etc etc but that doesn't seem to be the key to the problem? I am quite surprised that this feature is not "built in" as it was in previous versions.
I know I can use email & then attach, but I like to know these things :-)

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#1
January 28, 2011 at 05:37:11
do you have MSoutlook installed? windows 7 does not comes with any email client pre-installed.

Either use outlook or any freeware like mozila thunderbird. You need to install an email client first before using this send to feature

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#2
January 28, 2011 at 05:55:32
What type of email do you use? If you are using a web based email, this feature does not work in XP, Vista, or W7. If you install a mail client like Windows Live Essentials, Thunderbird or Outlook (Outlook will cost you money) by simply installing one of these, you will be setting up a default mail client and the feature will work. Links to free email clients:
http://explore.live.com/windows-liv...
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-...
I use Thunderbird.

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#3
January 30, 2011 at 15:38:19
Thanks. I have Windows Live installed. I checked the "default programs" & all it says it Use my current email program (or words to that effect) I can't find anywhere to actually set "Live" to be my default program. Gimme XP any day ! :-)

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#4
January 30, 2011 at 16:05:10
go to

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs
Choose, Set program access and computer defaults.
use <Custom. and then check the details there..

Subhash Chandra.
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#5
January 30, 2011 at 16:48:46
You also may be able to set as default within Windows Live, in fact I am surprised it does not ask you if you want to set it as your default mail client every time you open it. I do not use Live, but you may find the option under Tools>Options and look in each tab, or follow the more formal method above in reply #4

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#6
February 1, 2011 at 12:59:50
I thought that too ! Will keep looking. I cant even stop it from loading on Startup. Probably my learning curve with Windows 7, but I would have assumed that "Live" wouldn't have changed its attitude since XP :-)
Cheers

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#7
February 1, 2011 at 13:44:54
If your e-mail client is yahoo (much better than outlook or thunderbird) just download the latest yahoo toolbar and make sure to put a tick in to have yahoo as default mail. Then you can uninstall the toolbar after it installs. That's what I did on windows 7 and made it the default mail.

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#8
February 1, 2011 at 18:54:09
If you install Thunderbird, it will give you the option of copying your emails and settings from 'Live' and it will give you the option of setting it as the default. If you try it and do not like it, you just uninstall it and you are in the same position you are in now. If you like it, you just uninstall 'Live' and you cut yourself a little bit free-er from MS. I like Windows 7 and though some things are different than XP and some are more hidden than in XP, I have come to like it better, you may too. The jump from XP to W7 is like the jump from '98 to XP (I will not mention half baked ME or Vista), a definite improvement. I just wish MS would be just a little less money hungry (our money).

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#9
February 3, 2011 at 02:12:43
Agree entirely. I don't like the "hidden" aspects of 7, but do like its "look"
It should have been very cheap, as an apology for the mess MS made of Vista. To have to pay again for their mistakes just shows what a monopoly they still have.
As for my problem, Live is the default email when I right click anywhere else, except if I try it with a file. I'll just have to do it the long way & attach it to an email. No big deal, but I would like to know why I can't do anything with the default program settings.
Thanks for your reply.

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#10
February 3, 2011 at 02:14:29
Thanks. I'll give that a try. All this just because the dumb thing doesn't like a right click!
Cheers

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#11
July 18, 2011 at 10:23:55
my right click used to say gmail & goole blog now it says create shortcut
& save background as.

What happened?.


Dave


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#12
July 18, 2011 at 12:12:10
David Caton
start a new thread so people can help you

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