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Anonymous
May 1, 2005 7:53:31 PM

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Hi
I've got a problem.
When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using Outlook
Express, but I receive an error message which says:
"C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".

What does this mean?
How can I solve it?

I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these files
and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
mistake. (My OS is WinME).

Thanks a lot
Javad

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Anonymous
May 2, 2005 8:35:13 AM

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Click on the file once to highlight it, then hold down the <Shift> key
and right-click the file. Make sure the checkbox at the bottom is
checked, then choose Outlook Express to open the file. If you have to
browse for the executable, it's C:\Program Files\Outlook
Express\MSIMN.EXE

If that doesn't fix it, post back for the more difficult method.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
news:%232SrlmwTFHA.336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi
> I've got a problem.
> When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using
Outlook
> Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
>
> What does this mean?
> How can I solve it?
>
> I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these
files
> and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> mistake. (My OS is WinME).
>
> Thanks a lot
> Javad
>
>
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 8:38:44 AM

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Oops... Should have been "...then right-click it and choose Open
With..."

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u3UAAswTFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Click on the file once to highlight it, then hold down the <Shift> key
> and right-click the file. Make sure the checkbox at the bottom is
> checked, then choose Outlook Express to open the file. If you have to
> browse for the executable, it's C:\Program Files\Outlook
> Express\MSIMN.EXE
>
> If that doesn't fix it, post back for the more difficult method.
>
> --
> Gary S. Terhune
> MS MVP Shell/User
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
>
> "Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
> news:%232SrlmwTFHA.336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
> > I've got a problem.
> > When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using
> Outlook
> > Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> > "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
> >
> > What does this mean?
> > How can I solve it?
> >
> > I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these
> files
> > and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> > mistake. (My OS is WinME).
> >
> > Thanks a lot
> > Javad
> >
> >
>
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Anonymous
May 2, 2005 12:09:58 PM

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"Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
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> When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using Outlook
> Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
>
> What does this mean? How can I solve it?
>
> I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these files
> and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> mistake. (My OS is WinME).

1. Theory: see / start / help / "associating file types".

1b. Your error wrongly made your PC think EML files
ought to be EXEcutable which (the error message tells
you) is not so.

2. Practical: follow Gary Terhune's advice to Associate
the File Type EML with MSIMN.EXE. For safety, I suggest
doing this twice, first time while unchecking the box
"Always use this EXE file with this file type," then when it
displays OK do it again, this time checking the box OK.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 1:39:07 PM

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"Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> posted:
> 1b. Your error wrongly made your PC think EML files
> ought to be EXEcutable which (the error message tells
> you) is not so.

His error message looks like it could be coming from a program that
expects a PE header on the file, or perhaps the executable code which
indicates it's a 32-bit application (which may or may not be of a PE
formatting) and the application trying to open it, does not see such and
reports a common error message indicating such.

And the PC has no capability of thinking. <g>

> 2. Practical: follow Gary Terhune's advice to Associate
> the File Type EML with MSIMN.EXE. For safety, I suggest
> doing this twice, first time while unchecking the box
> "Always use this EXE file with this file type," then when it
> displays OK do it again, this time checking the box OK.

I would associate the .eml extension with NotePad or a NotePad
like editor. It is UNSAFE to associate such files with OE (Outlook
Express), as an .eml file can contain executable code which can
compromise system security, spread viruses and should ALWAYS
be assumed to contain harmful information, no matter who it's from.
Being that ALL viruses are NOT known and security compromise
IS NOT always detected by anti-virus, anti-spy, or other software.

:-) Don't know why this is in a VB newsgroup. Just presenting my
thoughts and the justifications for such thoughts.

--
Jim Carlock
Please post replies to newsgroup.

"Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote:

> When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using Outlook
> Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
>
> What does this mean? How can I solve it?
>
> I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these files
> and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> mistake. (My OS is WinME).


"Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> replied:
1. Theory: see / start / help / "associating file types".

<snip> ... </snip>

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 1:39:08 PM

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Reading an EML file using OE is no more dangerous than reading any other
email using OE--though no less dangerous, either. The dangers come from
setting OE to allow HTML reading, and/or not setting proper security
features.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Jim Carlock" <anonymous@localhost> wrote in message
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> "Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> posted:
> > 1b. Your error wrongly made your PC think EML files
> > ought to be EXEcutable which (the error message tells
> > you) is not so.
>
> His error message looks like it could be coming from a program that
> expects a PE header on the file, or perhaps the executable code which
> indicates it's a 32-bit application (which may or may not be of a PE
> formatting) and the application trying to open it, does not see such
and
> reports a common error message indicating such.
>
> And the PC has no capability of thinking. <g>
>
> > 2. Practical: follow Gary Terhune's advice to Associate
> > the File Type EML with MSIMN.EXE. For safety, I suggest
> > doing this twice, first time while unchecking the box
> > "Always use this EXE file with this file type," then when it
> > displays OK do it again, this time checking the box OK.
>
> I would associate the .eml extension with NotePad or a NotePad
> like editor. It is UNSAFE to associate such files with OE (Outlook
> Express), as an .eml file can contain executable code which can
> compromise system security, spread viruses and should ALWAYS
> be assumed to contain harmful information, no matter who it's from.
> Being that ALL viruses are NOT known and security compromise
> IS NOT always detected by anti-virus, anti-spy, or other software.
>
> :-) Don't know why this is in a VB newsgroup. Just presenting my
> thoughts and the justifications for such thoughts.
>
> --
> Jim Carlock
> Please post replies to newsgroup.
>
> "Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote:
>
> > When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using
Outlook
> > Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> > "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
> >
> > What does this mean? How can I solve it?
> >
> > I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these
files
> > and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> > mistake. (My OS is WinME).
>
>
> "Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> replied:
> 1. Theory: see / start / help / "associating file types".
>
> <snip> ... </snip>
>
> --
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
>
>
Anonymous
May 10, 2005 7:58:02 AM

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Hi Jim
Thanks for the reply
>:-) Don't know why this is in a VB newsgroup. Just presenting my thoughts
and the justifications for such thoughts.

Sorry, it was a mistake. I wanted to send it to both Win98 and IE group, but
I mistook.

Javad


"Jim Carlock" <anonymous@localhost> wrote in message
news:o Ih32vxTFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> posted:
> > 1b. Your error wrongly made your PC think EML files
> > ought to be EXEcutable which (the error message tells
> > you) is not so.
>
> His error message looks like it could be coming from a program that
> expects a PE header on the file, or perhaps the executable code which
> indicates it's a 32-bit application (which may or may not be of a PE
> formatting) and the application trying to open it, does not see such and
> reports a common error message indicating such.
>
> And the PC has no capability of thinking. <g>
>
> > 2. Practical: follow Gary Terhune's advice to Associate
> > the File Type EML with MSIMN.EXE. For safety, I suggest
> > doing this twice, first time while unchecking the box
> > "Always use this EXE file with this file type," then when it
> > displays OK do it again, this time checking the box OK.
>
> I would associate the .eml extension with NotePad or a NotePad
> like editor. It is UNSAFE to associate such files with OE (Outlook
> Express), as an .eml file can contain executable code which can
> compromise system security, spread viruses and should ALWAYS
> be assumed to contain harmful information, no matter who it's from.
> Being that ALL viruses are NOT known and security compromise
> IS NOT always detected by anti-virus, anti-spy, or other software.
>
> :-) Don't know why this is in a VB newsgroup. Just presenting my
> thoughts and the justifications for such thoughts.
>
> --
> Jim Carlock
> Please post replies to newsgroup.
>
> "Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote:
>
> > When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using Outlook
> > Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> > "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
> >
> > What does this mean? How can I solve it?
> >
> > I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these
files
> > and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> > mistake. (My OS is WinME).
>
>
> "Don Phillipson" <d.phillipson@ttrryytteell.com> replied:
> 1. Theory: see / start / help / "associating file types".
>
> <snip> ... </snip>
>
> --
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
>
>
Anonymous
May 10, 2005 8:08:05 AM

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Hi Garry
Thaks for the guide.
I went through the steps, but now, when I double click on one of the "eml"
files, only OE gets open, and I can see the list of folders such as "Inbox",
"Outbox", etc, but I can't see that email message.
I think the PC is gotten crazy.
I'm sure I did the steps just like you said. I selected "Open with" and then
set the path to "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe". I had also
checked the box of "Always use this program".

Any more helps will be appreciated.

Thanks
Javad

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u3UAAswTFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Click on the file once to highlight it, then hold down the <Shift> key
> and right-click the file. Make sure the checkbox at the bottom is
> checked, then choose Outlook Express to open the file. If you have to
> browse for the executable, it's C:\Program Files\Outlook
> Express\MSIMN.EXE
>
> If that doesn't fix it, post back for the more difficult method.
>
> --
> Gary S. Terhune
> MS MVP Shell/User
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
>
> "Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
> news:%232SrlmwTFHA.336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
> > I've got a problem.
> > When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using
> Outlook
> > Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> > "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32 application".
> >
> > What does this mean?
> > How can I solve it?
> >
> > I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of these
> files
> > and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic by
> > mistake. (My OS is WinME).
> >
> > Thanks a lot
> > Javad
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
May 11, 2005 1:13:51 PM

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In Windows Explorer, View menu, Folder Options, File Types tab

Go down the list until you get to EML file type. Edit the file type as
follows:

Only "action" is "open". Edit that as follows (should be exactly as
written after = sign and first space, including all punctuation and
quotation marks, spaces, etc.):

Action = open
Application = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /eml:%1
Check "Use DDE"
Application = msimn

Everything else is blank.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
news:eLFz%23JkVFHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Garry
> Thaks for the guide.
> I went through the steps, but now, when I double click on one of the
"eml"
> files, only OE gets open, and I can see the list of folders such as
"Inbox",
> "Outbox", etc, but I can't see that email message.
> I think the PC is gotten crazy.
> I'm sure I did the steps just like you said. I selected "Open with"
and then
> set the path to "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe". I had
also
> checked the box of "Always use this program".
>
> Any more helps will be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Javad
>
> "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u3UAAswTFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Click on the file once to highlight it, then hold down the <Shift>
key
> > and right-click the file. Make sure the checkbox at the bottom is
> > checked, then choose Outlook Express to open the file. If you have
to
> > browse for the executable, it's C:\Program Files\Outlook
> > Express\MSIMN.EXE
> >
> > If that doesn't fix it, post back for the more difficult method.
> >
> > --
> > Gary S. Terhune
> > MS MVP Shell/User
> > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
> >
> > "Javad" <javad@javad.com> wrote in message
> > news:%232SrlmwTFHA.336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi
> > > I've got a problem.
> > > When I click on my eml files, I expect them to get opened using
> > Outlook
> > > Express, but I receive an error message which says:
> > > "C:\My Documents\How-are-you.eml is not a valid win32
application".
> > >
> > > What does this mean?
> > > How can I solve it?
> > >
> > > I think this happened from the time I right-clicked on one of
these
> > files
> > > and selected "Open With" and then tried to open it using ZipMagic
by
> > > mistake. (My OS is WinME).
> > >
> > > Thanks a lot
> > > Javad
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
!