Problem with Email Attachment

  spuds 13:19 09 Oct 05

There's got to be a simple answer here, but I cannot think of it this morning.

I have received an email attachment with various bits of information. On opening it, there appears to be three different sections, containing Word,Abode and RAR [ not sure what RAR is about]. I am able to open and printout Abode. RAR was opened using WinAce Archiver v2.6. The word part of the document will not open, and an error message states: Can not load Word for Windows 6.0 files.

What advice can you offer!. Any help gladly appreciated.

  pj123 13:42 09 Oct 05

Don't know about the other bits but RAR is a zipped file. If you have an unzip program like pkzip/pkunzip or are using Powerdesk (which is what I use) they should be able to unzip it.

  MAJ 13:43 09 Oct 05

SEe if this helps, click here spuds.

  spuds 15:22 09 Oct 05

pj123-- I have managed to open the RAR side by using WinAce Archiver v2.6. Found this programme after a troubleshooter search this morning.

MAJ-- Read the item and it would appear as though the error message is in relation to installing of Intuit Quicken 2004, strange as I do not have this accounting programme on this computer, but I do have SP1. Would mention that I tried to make a print-out of the link for more intensive reading, but printer as now began playing up. Just not my day today.

Looks like I will perhaps need to contact sender, and ask them how they have completed the email attachment.

Many thanks pj123 and Maj for help offered.Back to the drawing board!.

  spuds 21:08 09 Oct 05


  VoG II 21:10 09 Oct 05

Presumably you have Word installed?

  MAJ 21:22 09 Oct 05

You don't say if you actually tried the fix in that link I posted, spuds. Another MS Knowledge Base entry mentions the same registry edit. click here

Or if, as VoG™ has asked, you have Word, try opening the file manually in Word.

  spuds 21:44 09 Oct 05

Maj-- I looked, but got a little worried about the warning on Registry Editor and messing the machine up. It would appear that both information links refer more to SP2 which I am not using. XP with SP1 on my computer.

VoG-- Have Microsoft Word installed, but doesn't seem to want to work with the document, that's what made me wonder about the error message.

  spuds 21:59 09 Oct 05

Just been back to Microsoft support and downloaded a couple of programmes. Works 6.0 Converter for Works and Word users, plus Word 97-2000 Viewer. Both seem to offer a possible solution, so I will have another play around, and see if they help.

  spuds 11:00 10 Oct 05

Had a further play around and WinAce Archiver v2.6 opened all the programmes on the email.

Going to have a further look into the two Microsoft downloads, and see how they work.

Thanks again everyone for the input.

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