Error : The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Pascal, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Pascal

    Pascal Guest

    Hi,

    I dont know why but I am unable to open WMV files from attachment files
    in Windows Live Mail desktop.

    I am always having the error : "The file does not have a program
    associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in
    the Set Associations control panel".

    The wmv file is already associated to a working program and if I
    copy/paste the attachment wmv file to my desktop, I can launch it
    successfully.

    I would like to launch it directly by double clicking on the file
    through WLMD (v 12.0.1184).

    Please could you help me ?

    Thanks :)
     
    Pascal, Nov 27, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Pascal.

    Let me be the first to say...

    WLMD is 3 generations behind; WLM build 1184 is 2 versions back.

    Go here to get the final, non-beta version of Windows Live Mail (no
    "desktop" in the name since last May):
    http://get.live.com/wl

    If that doesn't fix your problem, please post back with updated details.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Nov 27, 2007
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    Pascal Guest

    Hi RC,

    thank you for the information.

    First, I am not sure this is a version of WLMD issue because it was
    working nicely before.

    Otherwise, I am interested about installing the latest version of WLMD
    (through WLInstaller) but unfortunately the WLINstaller.exe is not
    compatible with my current OS (Windows 2008 for testing purpose :-/)

    How can I find the direct link for downloading the latest WLMD client ?
    (I hate this common installer (wlinstaller.exe) as I have a lot of
    problem with it (not working through proxy; not working on every
    operating systems etc... :/)

    Thank you
     
    Pascal, Nov 27, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Pascal.

    The URL for the WLM-only installer gets posted here several times a week,
    but I can't locate it just now. Maybe some kind soul will post it again for
    you. I don't know if it will work on your Windows 2008 version.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Nov 28, 2007
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    Pascal Guest

    Hi Peter,

    thanks a lot.

    I already know this link thank you but it is only English version :/
    I would really appreciate to have a french version sorry :D

    I have some computer knowledge so if someone can help me, I would like
    to try two things.
    1. Trying to modify the IF condition about the operating systems
    authorized to launch the WLInstaller.exe
    2. Find the direct url used by WLinstaller to download WLMD.

    About the second question,I have already extracted the "dashboard.msi"
    file from WLinstaller.exe but I didn't find any URL by editing it with
    Orca.

    Someone could help me about this problem ? (I will create another post
    just about this)

    Thank you
     
    Pascal, Nov 28, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    It would help if you used WLM instead of WLMD.
    The D was dropped several months ago.
     
    Ron Sommer, Nov 28, 2007
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    Pascal Guest

    Hi,

    yes I am using Windows Live Mail (sorry for the "D", but the name of
    the newsgroup is not helping about the real name ;-)).

    It should help me more if I am using the right name ? ;-)

    Thank you
     
    Pascal, Nov 28, 2007
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    Pascal Guest

    Pascal, Nov 28, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Pascal.
    It would remove the ambiguity that causes potential helpers to be distracted
    by the name, rather than focus on helping you. When we see "WLMD", we are
    never sure whether you REALLY mean WLM or not. :<(

    And we definitely agree that MS should change the name of this newsgroup!
    Until the final WLM became available, the URL for the download of beta
    builds also included the word "desktop", which prolonged the confusion. :>(

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, Nov 28, 2007
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