How come attachments to email will not open in the correct program?

by on June 11, 2009

Q: My computer at work will only open email attachments in the picture viewer no matter what type of document it is. How can I change this to open documents in the correct program?

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    In XP or Vista I would suggest dragging an offending attachment to your desktop and then right clicking on it and selecting ‘Open With…’ a menu will pop up allowing you to select the program you want to open the file with. There will also be a check box at the bottom of the window allowing you to “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”. Once you select the correct program, check that checkbox and click OK you’re file will open in the program you selected.

    You should now be able to open this type of file in the program you selected right from your e-mail client.