zip files of pictures show up as text files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by SandyDee, May 20, 2007.

  1. SandyDee

    SandyDee Guest

    I have received several emails from relatives sending pictures and when I
    download them they are zip files. Upon opening the zip files they show up as
    text files that look like jibberish when opened. I tried to fix this by
    changing the "open with" program but whenever I set it up to be opened with
    Photoshop or Coral Snapfire I get an error message saying that it cannot be
    opened because it is the wrong type file. I am running Windows Vista Home
    Edition. Can you offer assistance?
    SandyDee, May 20, 2007
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    Drew T Guest


    Check the Windows Mail settings at 'Tools > Options > Security'. Is the box
    under the heading 'Download Images', 'Block images & other external content
    in HTML e-mail' checked? This should be unchecked if you are receiving
    images via e-mail.

    Drew T, May 21, 2007
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  3. SandyDee

    SandyDee Guest

    Drew I am on AOL, does this make a difference, I can't seem to find the
    settings you are referring to on AOL. I 'll keep looking though, thanks so
    much for the suggestion.
    SandyDee, May 22, 2007
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    NotMe Guest

    If the image is embedded in the email, on the AOL Mail screen, at the top of
    the individual email will be a link that says , enable links/show images.
    Once you click it, your pictures should be available.
    NotMe, May 22, 2007
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