Why does a docx file in an email attachment download as an ashx file?
Posted on 2011-03-10
My daugher has some sort of web-based email from school--I believe it's the "cloud" version of Outlook. Whatever.
When she has an attachment that she had been sent that was a Word 2007 document--that attachment gets saved to the Windows 7 machine's Download directory as an .ashx file.
Double-clicking opens it up in Visual Studio in binary form, and I see the first two bytes are "PK"...which I remember from back in the day as a zip header. So I renamed the extension to .zip and it opened fine in Winzip showing a bunch of .xml files. The word doc's contents are in the xml files but it's in that raw xml without any stylesheet affecting it.
I just want a damn Word document not some run-around from Microsoft because it's "the cloud" or some bs about security.
How can I open this thing in Word 2007 where it was created and not have to be a friggin' programmer to get my daughter to do her homework?