opening photo attachments

  Old Geeza 14:45 29 Aug 10

Hi all, I used to be able to open any photo attachments direct from emails but I am no longer able to do this. I can save them and open them but do not always want to save them, just be able to view them. Any help appreciated.

  Graphicool1 17:32 29 Aug 10

Can you tell us what Operating System and what email client you are using please.

  Old Geeza 07:12 30 Aug 10

windows xp service pack 3, outlook 2003 running avast antivirus

  anchor 11:07 30 Aug 10

I have exactly the same setup as you; no problems in opening jpg`s by just clicking them.

Curiously, MS "doc" files have to be saved first.

  VoG II 11:10 30 Aug 10

Try this click here

  Old Geeza 13:46 30 Aug 10

sorry VoG that didnt work, for the life of me I cant think what has caused this

  Old Geeza 14:27 30 Aug 10

resolved : It sounds like you do not have a properly configured default handler for
>> jpg-files configured.
>> Windows Vista; Start-> Default Programs
>> Windows XP and previous; Control Panel-> Folder Options-> tab File Types
I didnt have jpg associated with anything so changed it and all working again.....dont know what caused it in the first place....strange.

for anchor, try it and associate doc files with ms word

  anchor 08:55 01 Sep 10

"associate doc files with ms word"

I had already done that, but it still makes me save it first.

Glad your problem is resolved.

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