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)

    "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
  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?
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
  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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