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Where is the Association control panel

Trying to open some e-mail I get a message This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Association control panel.

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Sorry if i get this wrong, i dont have vista, but have used it - goto Control Panel . click on Classic View.
click on Default Programs
and in here is the Associate a file type with a program.

the text may read slightly differently, but thats the jist of it.

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SOURCE: Unable to open .pps attachments from windows mail in windowsvista

If you have Windows XP:
Manual fix

  • Click Start, Run and type CONTROL FOLDERS
  • In the Folder Options applet that opens, select the File Types tab
  • Scroll down and locate the following entry:
PPS (Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show)
ppsopen.png
  • Click Advanced
  • Click the New button
  • Type Open in the the Action: text box
  • In the Application used to perform action: field, type the following exactly:
For PowerPoint Viewer 2003:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\pptview.exe" "%1"
For PowerPoint Viewer 2007:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\pptview.exe" "%1"
  • Uncheck the Use DDE box
  • Click OK, OK
  • Close the Folder Options dialog
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I have 8 programs that won't work and say "they do not have a program association with it for performing this action". They say to "create an association in the folder options control panel".


Windows uses "associations" as part of its object-oriented interface.

For example, after installing Adobe Reader, there will be an "association" created, such that everytime that you double-click on a 'PDF' file, then Windows will launch Adobe Reader.

Similarly, '.doc' files will be associated with Microsoft Word,
and '.xls' files will be associated with Microsoft Excel.

> create an association in the folder options control panel

That's the correct way to "add" or "delete" a specific association.

It's strange that you don't have an association already defined;
it could be the result of a computer-virus, namely, one that has deleted that association.


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No file assosiation


Go to Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types. You can create the association there. Press the "New" button, enter the file extension and navigate to the program executable that you want to open that file. It should stick.

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Unable to open some emails getting message


http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/618293-set-association-control-panel.html
could be you're trying to open an attachment like a picture and there is no program to open it.
If thats the case just point it to ms fax and photo program

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You need to tell Windows what program you want to use when opening the file since you don't have any program installed that knows this file.

Do you know what kind of file it is? If not, you need to find this out.
Usually you get powerpoint or pdf files in your mail. To read these you need Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer.

Short, You need to install a program that can handle the files you get in your mail. What program depends on the file.

To know what kind of file it is you have to se what "extension" it have (the three letters after the dot). Normaly you don't see this, but to be able to see it open Explorer and do go through the following:

  1. select Start -> Settings -> Control Panels -> Folder Options
  2. select the View tab
  3. check "show hidden files and folders"
  4. Uncheck "hide file extensions for known file types"
  5. Click OK to finish
Now, save the file on your desk and check the last letters of the file. If it ends with .pdg it's a pdf-file, if it ends with ppt it's a power point file.

If it ends with something else, it needs a different program. To know which, just ask again :)


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Unable to open .pps attachments from windows mail in windowsvista


If you have Windows XP:
Manual fix
  • Click Start, Run and type CONTROL FOLDERS
  • In the Folder Options applet that opens, select the File Types tab
  • Scroll down and locate the following entry:
PPS (Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show)
ppsopen.png
  • Click Advanced
  • Click the New button
  • Type Open in the the Action: text box
  • In the Application used to perform action: field, type the following exactly:
For PowerPoint Viewer 2003:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\pptview.exe" "%1"
For PowerPoint Viewer 2007:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\pptview.exe" "%1"
  • Uncheck the Use DDE box
  • Click OK, OK
  • Close the Folder Options dialog
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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