Outlook Express strange behavior

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Whenever I try to open power point slide show (pps file) attached to email i get error that it is not associated with any program... it happens only with pps files! and i have no problem opening the file after saving it Outlook Express error
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    run this & select the file types that you want to fix, and then click Fix.
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    Give this solution a try. it was by Sanjeev. it worked for this person.
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    I would up date to ms outlook rather than using express as there is more flexibility and you can run switches on the outlook.exe to fix problems like this.
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    Yeah the file associations in windows Explorer and the associations in an (each) email program aren't necessarily the same.

    Outlook is great, but it's a premium application for purchase, part of Office suite.
    Windows Live Mail is the free successor replacing Outlook Express.   If you ever go to Vista or 7 you'll have no choice but to switch.  To migrate OE to WLM you'll need disk space, and in addition to it migrating the account(s), you may find you also need to import the OE folders into WLM.   The one shortcoming I found was in OE Edit Find could Find across pick and choose multiple account folders to search in, WLM's cannot but its search for message toolbar can look in current or all.

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    The link is dead, but i found it elsewhere.


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