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videoguy
12-04-2007, 11:12 AM
:help: my friend is running OE6, someone has just sent him a powerpoint attachment (.pps) others have sent him .jpg pictures the pictures are visible within the email program but when he tries open by clicking on the paper clip attachment he gets an error message saying it has no programme associated with it. this is wrong all jpg and powerpoint file extensions are correctly associated with windows viewer and Powerpoint. To get around it he has to save the attachment to the desktop, then click on it then it opens fine, any ideas???

The attachment shows as a paperclip and can be saved then opened so it is NOT a virus or blocking programme.

failing that can outlook express be reinstalled without reinstalling windows?

Speedy Gonzales
12-04-2007, 11:21 AM
Read this (http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ppsopen.htm)

Is Powerpoint or Powerpoint viewer installed?

lazydog
12-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Thanks speedy.
Been looking for a fix for that problem for awhile.:thumbs:

videoguy
12-04-2007, 10:45 PM
of course pps is installed how else could you run it from the desktop:rolleyes:


the main problem is the attached jpg files

Speedy Gonzales
13-04-2007, 09:12 AM
So did u try what it said on the site I posted??

Maybe its not bright enough, to open the Jpeg and the pps file at the same time?