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    Question how do get email attachments composed in WORD to automatically open while reading mai

    vista home premium addition on a HP Pavillion dv2000 there is an icon for WORD on computer which I never use.


    I use windows mail or earthlink mail don't know what programs they use but when I click on the attachments from WORD documents micro WORKS pops us not WORD. The message indicates that the works can't open it or is corrupted.

    So, how do I "link" WORD for email attachments?

    I am not very computer literate so a step by step will be needed.

    many thanks

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    Do you know what extensions these attachments are in? .txt; .doc; docx ? You can try associating one or all of those to MS Word .. double click My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types .. scroll down to .doc for example > highlight the .doc line > click on the change button, the Open With window will appear > select MS Word > check box 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' > OK. Do this to .docx as well.

    Hope this works for you.