Every time I turn my computer on to start, I get this message on my computer WINMAIL.exe. What does this mean? I am wondering if this is whats perventing me to download pdf files and now I can't print.
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Re: winmail.exe message on my computer.
Winmail.exe can be a legitimate windoze component, but in this case it's probably a Virus. Scan your hard drives with your favorite updated Anti-Virus or install one (preferably up to date) and scan your hard drive/drives in safe mode (by pressing F8 on boot then once in safe mode scan them). That should tell you whether it is a virus or not. If not, you have repair options that can be explored. They will depend on the OS version you are running. I hope this helps.
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I haven't seen much directly relating to jpg formats becoming winmail.dat files, but it seems with the new iphone ios7 operating system, many other types of RTF and PDF sorts are coming in as winmail.dat files and who's to blame at the moment might be unknown. Some blame Microsoft while others are isolating it down to the new ios7.
I'll keep looking but this is what i found so far...
I resolved this problem by creating a new user account with administration rights. Logged on as the new user. Then logged off and logged back on using the user account that had problems and hey presto everything was working normally again. It seemed that in creating the new administration account windows repaired any corrupted files that was causing problems.
You cannot open a data file this is only read by a programme or the operating system, but what may have happened is that you have been sent a file for which you do not have a programme for it to open with and windows has use the.dat as default.
If you know who sent it and what file it is suppost to be, ask them what file it is eg a picture or video file and use one of your own programmes to open it using the right click and 'open with' method.