XP and .exe files.

  wotbus@ 21:16 05 Jan 04
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My Brother in Law wants to send me a file .exe but I know XP refuses access to it. Is there a way to change that temporarily?
Thanks.

  VoG II 21:18 05 Jan 04

What e-mail client are you using?

If Outlook Express, Tools/Options, Security tab and take the tick out of the box.

If Outlook click here

  leo49 21:22 05 Jan 04

Rar or zip it.

  DieSse 21:23 05 Jan 04

Or get him to zip the file first - then you can unzip it when it gets to you. Some ISPs will not transfer .exe files anyway.

It will also reduce the file size, thus reduce the time it takes.

  wotbus@ 21:23 05 Jan 04

Thanks VoG and leo49.
Much obliged.

  DieSse 21:24 05 Jan 04

Or even just change the file name (particularly the .exe bit - then change it back after you've got it.

  DieSse 21:25 05 Jan 04

but i typed more than you ;-))))

  leo49 21:29 05 Jan 04

Like I told my Xwives - size doesn't matter. :o)

  DieSse 22:27 05 Jan 04

Why are they all Xwives then? 8¬)

  leo49 22:37 05 Jan 04

Basic programming errors - not enough Beta testing before release.

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