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I use windows media player to open e-mail attachments ie: video,audio and pictures.Untill recently i would open the e-mail,click on the attachment,wait for the dialog box to open. I would click "open" and the attachment would play on windows media player. Now ihave to"save" the attachment then open it from "my documents/downloads. How can i restore the original click to open feature? Same problem with PPs files in windows Power Point and jpegs with windows picture and fax viewer. Any help is appreciated.

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>i found this only for PPS file not opening from windows mail but open fine once we save it , try this only for power point files For .PPS files (Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow)

  • Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11shellShow
  • Right-click Show and click Rename
  • Type the word Open so that Show is replaced by Open command
  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
For .PPT files (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.11shellShow
  • Right-click Show and click Rename
  • Type the word Open so that Show is replaced by Open command
  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
Screenshot I use windows media player - ppsopen_vista.gif (Fig 1) Show is renamed as Open

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When i open an attachment i goto windows media center


What type of attachment it is? Is it JPEG(image), or Word File or , Excel File? To open the file type you should select the proper application. You can try the following thing while opening your e-mail attachment. right click on the Attachment which you have download and select Open With. It'll show you the list of application through which you can view your attachment. In your case i thing Window Media player is selected by default that why when ever you try to open it keeps on opening in Media Player.
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Hi driddle00...
This information came from the Microsoft WebPage:

"Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported. This behavior occurs because PowerPoint can play back only QuickTime movies (.mov and .qt files) that use compression schemes with corresponding Media Control Interface (MCI)-compatible codecs.

A codec (compressor/decompressor) is an algorithm or scheme that is used to record digital video or audio. For example, when you transmit video over the Internet, the video must be compressed on the sending end and decompressed on the receiving end. A codec can be chosen based upon the user's audio or image quality and image size preferences.

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To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods. uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 1: Create a hyperlink to the .mov file loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Create a hyperlink to the .mov file, and then let the QuickTime Player for Windows play the file instead. To do this, follow these steps:
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WMA: Windows Media Audio

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