Inability to open attached file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by john oh, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. john oh

    john oh Guest

    Whenever I try to open an attached (so far all Excel files) file to an
    incoming e-mail in Windows Mail, I am getting following Windows (Vista)
    message:

    "Windows cannot find 'file name w/ path'. Make sure you typed the
    name correctly and try again."

    Clearly this message is misleading since I have not typed any file name
    and/or its path. I just double-clicked the attached file name.

    It would be greatly appreciated if anyone shed some light on this problem.
     
    john oh, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. Opening an Excel (or Word) attachment from within Windows Mail is
    fraught with pitfalls. Save the attachment first, then open the saved file.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
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  3. john oh

    john oh Guest

    Thanks Gary. But, even after I save the incoming attachment file and try to
    open it, I end up getting exactly the same message as before. By the way, I
    don't have any problem at all of opening any Excel files on my hard disk.
     
    john oh, Jun 5, 2008
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  4. Opening a saved attachment is exactly the same thing as opening
    Excel files on the hard disk. Are you saying there is something
    different about those two scenarios?

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
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  5. john oh

    Guest Guest

    Then perhaps you should check which version of Excel you have, and
    which version the sender is using.
     
    Guest, Jun 5, 2008
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