file types can't open

two files

winmail.dat
embeddedrtf.rtf

i cannot open them. tried several ways.

thoughts?

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dlewis61Asked:
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Richard DanekeConnect With a Mentor TrainerCommented:
If you can have the email resent, ask the sender to send the email in HTML or Plain Text format.   When they are editing their email, use the Format Text ribbon and choose HTML (recommended) or Plain Text.

NOTE 1: If they have pictures, background, or character formatting, they must use HTML.
NOTE 2: Outlook will create the winmail.dat file when sending outside of its domain an email formatted in rich text format (rtf).
The comment of the previous post/author is correct for viewing this emai.  Use the WinMail Opener and Word or Wordpad to open the file.
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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Did you get them by Email?
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dlewis61Author Commented:
Yes. there was also a file called "embeddedrtf.rtf"
I know it's  got something to do with MS Outlook.
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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Don't open them. embeddedrtf.rtf is very suspicious.
Please upload both files to Virustotal and run a scan.

https://www.virustotal.com/
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dlewis61Author Commented:
Ok. Will this program open the files? it is from a trusted source....
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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
No this is just a Virusscan.
After you can open winmail.dat with Winmail Opener.
http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/winmail_opener/

Word or WordPad should open embeddedrtf.rtf .
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dlewis61Author Commented:
i got the winmail.dat open via a viewer. the rtf will not open via Word, wordpad, notepad++, I've tried just about everything to get it to work.
EmbeddedRTF--2-.rtf
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akahanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's not an rtf file.
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dlewis61Author Commented:
thanks akahan. what is it?
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akahanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It may be a corrupted file, or a part of a file, but I can't find anything that opens it.  I suggest you have the sender re-send whatever they were trying to provide.
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