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How do I open a (mim) picture

Posted on 1998-10-09
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Someone sent me a picture that was in MIM format and I would like to know how to open it. I went on the web and looked for programs to open the picture but could'nt find one. But I did run into your sit witch is a blessing.
 If you could help me I would be very thankfull.
 The picture was in my E-mail and I am on aol 4.0.
 Thank You..Paul
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A mim file is mime encoded.  You need to decode the mim file before you can read it.  the picture is probably a bmp/jpg/gif, but is packaged up in the mim file.

There are many shareware mime decoders around.  I'll find you one on the web if you haven't already got one.

Cheers - MorFF
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by:MorFF
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Try WinZip for decoding it, get a trial from;

http://www.winzip.com

And read the turorial on;

http://www.winzip.com/uuencode.htm  about how to decode your mim file


Cheers - MorFF
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by:pwilliam46
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MorFF,
 Thank You Very much, I will tell all my friends about this site, It's great to have an expert to turn to.

 I was born in Cardiff and I think you are from the U.K too.

 Again Thanks...Paul Williams
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Are you from the U.K.?
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Yeah,

Live in Hamilton, Scotland
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