Microsoft 2010: File association not showing in attachments

Hello Experts,

I am using Windows 7 and Microsoft 2010.  I just got a new computer and when I look at my emails that  have attachments, It doesn't show the proper file type like PDF, Excel, etc.  Just has a generic picture for all types.

How do I go about associating the file types?

Maliki HassaniAsked:
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in windows explorer click view, and then remove the check mark from hide file extensions click ok
Maliki HassaniAuthor Commented:

In outlook, I see the tab for view, but not seeing anything else you mentioned?
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double click my computer, then you should see view, if the toolbar is hidden press alt+t then select folder options, view, then remove the check mark from hide extensions for known files types, click ok

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lol yes that's the one :)
Maliki HassaniAuthor Commented:
thanks, I did that.  Reloaded outlook and same thing.  It seems to be an issue within outlook.
Maliki HassaniAuthor Commented:
Okay, it works..  It just won't update old emails. New ones are fine.  Thanks!
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