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
    #1
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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, MS-MVP


    "john oh" <> wrote in message news:...
    > 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.
    >
    >
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
    #2
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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.

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > 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, MS-MVP
    >
    >
    > "john oh" <> wrote in message news:...
    > > 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
    #3
  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, MS-MVP


    "john oh" <> wrote in message news:...
    > 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.
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >
    >> 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, MS-MVP
    >>
    >>
    >> "john oh" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> > 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.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
    #4
  5. john oh

    Guest Guest

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

    "john oh" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >
    >> 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, MS-MVP
    >>
    >>
    >> "john oh" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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.
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
     
    Guest, Jun 5, 2008
    #5
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