File Association

17th November 2008, 16:25
I have had this problem inthe past.I have been sent an email
with a file attached,when i try to open it this message pops up.
This file doe's not have a Program Assosiated with it for performing
this action. Create An Assosian in ( Set Assosian Control Panel.
I am not all that clever on the computer but would be grateful
for any advice.I have windows Vista Home
Regards Artie

17th November 2008, 16:36
Try downloading the file to your computer, then opening it.

Hugh MacLean
17th November 2008, 17:44
Immediately after the name of the file will be an extension i.e name.doc or name.pdf. Can you tell us what the file extension is called and we will try and advise you.


17th November 2008, 21:36
Also can you tell us what version of Windows you are using - e.g. Windows XP.

18th November 2008, 15:41
On this file it saystypeXLS file.My other one was doc file
I am using windows Vista Home
Regards Artie

18th November 2008, 16:04
Both files are Microsoft Office files the XLS is an Excel spread sheet and the doc is a Word file. You can open the files from most spreadsheets and word processor if the correct converted is already loaded in your software package. If not you can download Open Office Suite for free at

18th November 2008, 17:38
Thank you for your advice.Really appreciated.
Regards Artie