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Anonymous
December 14, 2004 8:07:22 PM

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I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but now I can't open txt
attachments. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
December 14, 2004 8:07:23 PM

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As long as IE security is not set to block attachments, the
text attachment should open using Notepad or WordPad. It is
possible that the person who sent the attachment said it was
text, but used a word processor program such as WordPerfect
and the file has an extension your computer does not
recognize. Ask the sender what program they used. Either
have them resend it after they alter the format with a "save
as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf). Otherwise you
can get a converter so your word processor can see and open
the attached file.
Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard drive and
then using a right click "open with" to select the program
to use?


--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
|I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but now I
can't open txt
| attachments. Any suggestions?
|
|
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 11:39:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Jim
I'm not sure I understand all of your message but I tried a few things to no
avail. Thanks for your help, though.
Claire

"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> As long as IE security is not set to block attachments, the
> text attachment should open using Notepad or WordPad. It is
> possible that the person who sent the attachment said it was
> text, but used a word processor program such as WordPerfect
> and the file has an extension your computer does not
> recognize. Ask the sender what program they used. Either
> have them resend it after they alter the format with a "save
> as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf). Otherwise you
> can get a converter so your word processor can see and open
> the attached file.
> Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard drive and
> then using a right click "open with" to select the program
> to use?
>
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>
>
> "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> |I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but now I
> can't open txt
> | attachments. Any suggestions?
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
December 15, 2004 3:06:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The type of
file and how to open it is intended to be shown by the file
extension. But a virus can have forged extensions. For
security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to block
attachments as the default action. But once you have access
to the attachment you still need a program that can open and
read the attachment.

A text file with a .txt extension should open with either
Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But some
text files could really be coded in such a way that you
would need a certain program to open the file. You have to
have that program AND the file extension has to be
associated with that file and the program for the file to
open automatically.

It is possible, for just one example, your friend has Corel
WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to send you a
chapter for review. They simply change the file name from
name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP program file
won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad) and
because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect is not
associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd file
might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have the
program and have the file association set or you would have
to open the program and use the file/open menu to select the
file.

As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you don't have
a prior arrangement and expect the attachment. Following
that rule means you can arrange protocols for attachments:
compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and that
will prevent or reduce the problem with opening files
attachments and virus infection.

A good practice suggestion to all who may send attachments,
always include a general description of the attachment,
program name and a link to a viewer if one is available or
other instructions on how to open the thing.


--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin

"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
| Hi Jim
| I'm not sure I understand all of your message but I tried
a few things to no
| avail. Thanks for your help, though.
| Claire
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > As long as IE security is not set to block attachments,
the
| > text attachment should open using Notepad or WordPad.
It is
| > possible that the person who sent the attachment said it
was
| > text, but used a word processor program such as
WordPerfect
| > and the file has an extension your computer does not
| > recognize. Ask the sender what program they used.
Either
| > have them resend it after they alter the format with a
"save
| > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf). Otherwise
you
| > can get a converter so your word processor can see and
open
| > the attached file.
| > Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard drive
and
| > then using a right click "open with" to select the
program
| > to use?
| >
| >
| > --
| > Merry Christmas
| > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > Live Long and Prosper
| > Jim Macklin
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| >
| >
| > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
| > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but now
I
| > can't open txt
| > | attachments. Any suggestions?
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 5:33:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hello again,
It sounds very complicated but I thank you again for your explanations. I
guess it is not a simple problem.
Claire
"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:ua$waDt4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The type of
> file and how to open it is intended to be shown by the file
> extension. But a virus can have forged extensions. For
> security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to block
> attachments as the default action. But once you have access
> to the attachment you still need a program that can open and
> read the attachment.
>
> A text file with a .txt extension should open with either
> Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But some
> text files could really be coded in such a way that you
> would need a certain program to open the file. You have to
> have that program AND the file extension has to be
> associated with that file and the program for the file to
> open automatically.
>
> It is possible, for just one example, your friend has Corel
> WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to send you a
> chapter for review. They simply change the file name from
> name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP program file
> won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad) and
> because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect is not
> associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd file
> might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have the
> program and have the file association set or you would have
> to open the program and use the file/open menu to select the
> file.
>
> As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you don't have
> a prior arrangement and expect the attachment. Following
> that rule means you can arrange protocols for attachments:
> compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and that
> will prevent or reduce the problem with opening files
> attachments and virus infection.
>
> A good practice suggestion to all who may send attachments,
> always include a general description of the attachment,
> program name and a link to a viewer if one is available or
> other instructions on how to open the thing.
>
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
>
> "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> | Hi Jim
> | I'm not sure I understand all of your message but I tried
> a few things to no
> | avail. Thanks for your help, though.
> | Claire
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > As long as IE security is not set to block attachments,
> the
> | > text attachment should open using Notepad or WordPad.
> It is
> | > possible that the person who sent the attachment said it
> was
> | > text, but used a word processor program such as
> WordPerfect
> | > and the file has an extension your computer does not
> | > recognize. Ask the sender what program they used.
> Either
> | > have them resend it after they alter the format with a
> "save
> | > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf). Otherwise
> you
> | > can get a converter so your word processor can see and
> open
> | > the attached file.
> | > Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard drive
> and
> | > then using a right click "open with" to select the
> program
> | > to use?
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Merry Christmas
> | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > Jim Macklin
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | >
> | >
> | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> | > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but now
> I
> | > can't open txt
> | > | attachments. Any suggestions?
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 7:50:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

It can seem complicated when you begin. And it is hard to
give the perfectly correct advice when the problem is only
partially described. But if you could describe it
perfectly, you would know the answer to the problem.


--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:ebP9Wzt4EHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Hello again,
| It sounds very complicated but I thank you again for your
explanations. I
| guess it is not a simple problem.
| Claire
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:ua$waDt4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The
type of
| > file and how to open it is intended to be shown by the
file
| > extension. But a virus can have forged extensions. For
| > security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to
block
| > attachments as the default action. But once you have
access
| > to the attachment you still need a program that can open
and
| > read the attachment.
| >
| > A text file with a .txt extension should open with
either
| > Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But some
| > text files could really be coded in such a way that you
| > would need a certain program to open the file. You have
to
| > have that program AND the file extension has to be
| > associated with that file and the program for the file
to
| > open automatically.
| >
| > It is possible, for just one example, your friend has
Corel
| > WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to send
you a
| > chapter for review. They simply change the file name
from
| > name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP program
file
| > won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad) and
| > because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect is
not
| > associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd file
| > might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have the
| > program and have the file association set or you would
have
| > to open the program and use the file/open menu to select
the
| > file.
| >
| > As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you don't
have
| > a prior arrangement and expect the attachment.
Following
| > that rule means you can arrange protocols for
attachments:
| > compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and that
| > will prevent or reduce the problem with opening files
| > attachments and virus infection.
| >
| > A good practice suggestion to all who may send
attachments,
| > always include a general description of the attachment,
| > program name and a link to a viewer if one is available
or
| > other instructions on how to open the thing.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Merry Christmas
| > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > Live Long and Prosper
| > Jim Macklin
| >
| > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
| > news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
| > | Hi Jim
| > | I'm not sure I understand all of your message but I
tried
| > a few things to no
| > | avail. Thanks for your help, though.
| > | Claire
| > |
| > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
wrote
| > in message
| > | news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | > As long as IE security is not set to block
attachments,
| > the
| > | > text attachment should open using Notepad or
WordPad.
| > It is
| > | > possible that the person who sent the attachment
said it
| > was
| > | > text, but used a word processor program such as
| > WordPerfect
| > | > and the file has an extension your computer does not
| > | > recognize. Ask the sender what program they used.
| > Either
| > | > have them resend it after they alter the format with
a
| > "save
| > | > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf).
Otherwise
| > you
| > | > can get a converter so your word processor can see
and
| > open
| > | > the attached file.
| > | > Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard
drive
| > and
| > | > then using a right click "open with" to select the
| > program
| > | > to use?
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Merry Christmas
| > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > | > Live Long and Prosper
| > | > Jim Macklin
| > | > --
| > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
rights;
| > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
overcome.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
message
| > | > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but
now
| > I
| > | > can't open txt
| > | > | attachments. Any suggestions?
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 9:25:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a blank notepad
page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it doesn't do anything
either. If I click Open with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer I get a page
that says there's no preview available.
I don't know what else I can tell you.
Claire

"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o RFqoiv4EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> It can seem complicated when you begin. And it is hard to
> give the perfectly correct advice when the problem is only
> partially described. But if you could describe it
> perfectly, you would know the answer to the problem.
>
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
> "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:ebP9Wzt4EHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | Hello again,
> | It sounds very complicated but I thank you again for your
> explanations. I
> | guess it is not a simple problem.
> | Claire
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:ua$waDt4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The
> type of
> | > file and how to open it is intended to be shown by the
> file
> | > extension. But a virus can have forged extensions. For
> | > security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to
> block
> | > attachments as the default action. But once you have
> access
> | > to the attachment you still need a program that can open
> and
> | > read the attachment.
> | >
> | > A text file with a .txt extension should open with
> either
> | > Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But some
> | > text files could really be coded in such a way that you
> | > would need a certain program to open the file. You have
> to
> | > have that program AND the file extension has to be
> | > associated with that file and the program for the file
> to
> | > open automatically.
> | >
> | > It is possible, for just one example, your friend has
> Corel
> | > WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to send
> you a
> | > chapter for review. They simply change the file name
> from
> | > name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP program
> file
> | > won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad) and
> | > because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect is
> not
> | > associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd file
> | > might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have the
> | > program and have the file association set or you would
> have
> | > to open the program and use the file/open menu to select
> the
> | > file.
> | >
> | > As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you don't
> have
> | > a prior arrangement and expect the attachment.
> Following
> | > that rule means you can arrange protocols for
> attachments:
> | > compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and that
> | > will prevent or reduce the problem with opening files
> | > attachments and virus infection.
> | >
> | > A good practice suggestion to all who may send
> attachments,
> | > always include a general description of the attachment,
> | > program name and a link to a viewer if one is available
> or
> | > other instructions on how to open the thing.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Merry Christmas
> | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > Jim Macklin
> | >
> | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> | > news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> | > | Hi Jim
> | > | I'm not sure I understand all of your message but I
> tried
> | > a few things to no
> | > | avail. Thanks for your help, though.
> | > | Claire
> | > |
> | > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
> wrote
> | > in message
> | > | news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | > As long as IE security is not set to block
> attachments,
> | > the
> | > | > text attachment should open using Notepad or
> WordPad.
> | > It is
> | > | > possible that the person who sent the attachment
> said it
> | > was
> | > | > text, but used a word processor program such as
> | > WordPerfect
> | > | > and the file has an extension your computer does not
> | > | > recognize. Ask the sender what program they used.
> | > Either
> | > | > have them resend it after they alter the format with
> a
> | > "save
> | > | > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf).
> Otherwise
> | > you
> | > | > can get a converter so your word processor can see
> and
> | > open
> | > | > the attached file.
> | > | > Have you tried saving the attachment to your hard
> drive
> | > and
> | > | > then using a right click "open with" to select the
> | > program
> | > | > to use?
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Merry Christmas
> | > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > | > Jim Macklin
> | > | > --
> | > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
> rights;
> | > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
> overcome.
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
> message
> | > | > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > | > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments, but
> now
> | > I
> | > | > can't open txt
> | > | > | attachments. Any suggestions?
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 9:25:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Have you contacted the sender and asked them what they sent
and how to open it?

How do you know it is a text attachment or that it isn't
something else?
Have you tried to save the attachment to your hard drive and
then open it?
Have you set the file display properties so that file
extensions are shown? To do this open Windows Explorer,
Tools/Folder Options/View and uncheck the item, "hide file
extensions..."

Then look at the attachment to see it the file something
like name.txt.xxx
If the person who sent the attachment says they didn't send
it, then you should tell them that they are infected with a
virus that is sending attachments.


--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
blank notepad
| page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it doesn't
do anything
| either. If I click Open with Windows Picture and Fax
Viewer I get a page
| that says there's no preview available.
| I don't know what else I can tell you.
| Claire
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o RFqoiv4EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > It can seem complicated when you begin. And it is hard
to
| > give the perfectly correct advice when the problem is
only
| > partially described. But if you could describe it
| > perfectly, you would know the answer to the problem.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Merry Christmas
| > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > Live Long and Prosper
| > Jim Macklin
| > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
| > news:ebP9Wzt4EHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | Hello again,
| > | It sounds very complicated but I thank you again for
your
| > explanations. I
| > | guess it is not a simple problem.
| > | Claire
| > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
wrote
| > in message
| > | news:ua$waDt4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The
| > type of
| > | > file and how to open it is intended to be shown by
the
| > file
| > | > extension. But a virus can have forged extensions.
For
| > | > security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to
| > block
| > | > attachments as the default action. But once you
have
| > access
| > | > to the attachment you still need a program that can
open
| > and
| > | > read the attachment.
| > | >
| > | > A text file with a .txt extension should open with
| > either
| > | > Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But
some
| > | > text files could really be coded in such a way that
you
| > | > would need a certain program to open the file. You
have
| > to
| > | > have that program AND the file extension has to be
| > | > associated with that file and the program for the
file
| > to
| > | > open automatically.
| > | >
| > | > It is possible, for just one example, your friend
has
| > Corel
| > | > WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to
send
| > you a
| > | > chapter for review. They simply change the file
name
| > from
| > | > name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP
program
| > file
| > | > won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad)
and
| > | > because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect
is
| > not
| > | > associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd
file
| > | > might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have
the
| > | > program and have the file association set or you
would
| > have
| > | > to open the program and use the file/open menu to
select
| > the
| > | > file.
| > | >
| > | > As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you
don't
| > have
| > | > a prior arrangement and expect the attachment.
| > Following
| > | > that rule means you can arrange protocols for
| > attachments:
| > | > compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and
that
| > | > will prevent or reduce the problem with opening
files
| > | > attachments and virus infection.
| > | >
| > | > A good practice suggestion to all who may send
| > attachments,
| > | > always include a general description of the
attachment,
| > | > program name and a link to a viewer if one is
available
| > or
| > | > other instructions on how to open the thing.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Merry Christmas
| > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > | > Live Long and Prosper
| > | > Jim Macklin
| > | >
| > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
message
| > | > news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
| > | > | Hi Jim
| > | > | I'm not sure I understand all of your message but
I
| > tried
| > | > a few things to no
| > | > | avail. Thanks for your help, though.
| > | > | Claire
| > | > |
| > | > | "Jim Macklin"
<p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
| > wrote
| > | > in message
| > | > | news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > As long as IE security is not set to block
| > attachments,
| > | > the
| > | > | > text attachment should open using Notepad or
| > WordPad.
| > | > It is
| > | > | > possible that the person who sent the attachment
| > said it
| > | > was
| > | > | > text, but used a word processor program such as
| > | > WordPerfect
| > | > | > and the file has an extension your computer does
not
| > | > | > recognize. Ask the sender what program they
used.
| > | > Either
| > | > | > have them resend it after they alter the format
with
| > a
| > | > "save
| > | > | > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf).
| > Otherwise
| > | > you
| > | > | > can get a converter so your word processor can
see
| > and
| > | > open
| > | > | > the attached file.
| > | > | > Have you tried saving the attachment to your
hard
| > drive
| > | > and
| > | > | > then using a right click "open with" to select
the
| > | > program
| > | > | > to use?
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > Merry Christmas
| > | > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > | > | > Live Long and Prosper
| > | > | > Jim Macklin
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
| > rights;
| > | > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
| > overcome.
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
| > message
| > | > | > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments,
but
| > now
| > | > I
| > | > | > can't open txt
| > | > | > | attachments. Any suggestions?
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > |
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 9:25:35 PM

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In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:

> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
> blank
> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it
> doesn't do
> anything either.


*All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very much
like you're trying to open an attachment with a txt extension,
that's *not a text file.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 11:40:16 PM

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Hello Ken,
I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt attachments. I have had
very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from someone I know who
sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of attachments.
Claire


"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>
>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a blank
>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it doesn't do
>> anything either.
>
>
> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very much like
> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt extension, that's *not a
> text file.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 11:40:17 PM

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Claire, I'm going to send you an email with a text
attachment. It will be just a few words typed using
Notepad, I won't include any thing else. Post back here and
let us know if it opens OK or if you have problems. Also,
report any error messages. You should also contact
RoadRunner NYC help because it is possible they are
stripping attachments. I presume you are using Outlook
Express or a version modified by RR, let us know exactly
what you are using and we can advise on any settings and
security changes you may need to make.

--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin

"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| Hello Ken,
| I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
attachments. I have had
| very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from
someone I know who
| sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of
attachments.
| Claire
|
|
| "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
message
| news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
| > Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
| >
| >> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then
get a blank
| >> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad,
it doesn't do
| >> anything either.
| >
| >
| > *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds
very much like
| > you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
extension, that's *not a
| > text file.
| >
| > --
| > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| > Please reply to the newsgroup
| >
|
|
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 11:40:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:

> Hello Ken,
> I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt attachments. I
> have
> had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from
> someone
> I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of
> attachments.


Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of text, and save
the results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself as an
attachment. When you get it, try to open it, and report back here
on what happens.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>>
>>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
>>> blank
>>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it
>>> doesn't do
>>> anything either.
>>
>>
>> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very
>> much like
>> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt extension,
>> that's
>> *not a text file.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:05:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

She was able to open my attachment OK, so as you suggested,
the TXT files she is getting are likely NOT text files.
Whether they are just wrongly renamed or harmful viruses, I
don't know.
Here is what I sent as an attachment, inserted here...
Drinking
Comic Quotes

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up
in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all
day. " Frank Sinatra
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up
reading." Henny Youngman
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think
not." Stephen Wright
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Benjamin Franklin
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of
mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a
fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well
with pizza." Dave Barry
Remember "I" before "E," except in Budweiser. To some it's a
six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can!
And saving the best for last, As explained by Cliff Clavin,
of Cheers One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was
explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how
it went: "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of
buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And
when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones
at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is
good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and
health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the
human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain
cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain
cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest
brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer
eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster
and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel
smarter after a few beers."



--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
message news:%23$fRNlx4EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
| Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
|
| > Hello Ken,
| > I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
attachments. I
| > have
| > had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come
from
| > someone
| > I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the
form of
| > attachments.
|
|
| Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of text,
and save
| the results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself as
an
| attachment. When you get it, try to open it, and report
back here
| on what happens.
|
| --
| Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| Please reply to the newsgroup
|
|
|
| > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
message
| > news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| >> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
| >> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
| >>
| >>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then
get a
| >>> blank
| >>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad,
it
| >>> doesn't do
| >>> anything either.
| >>
| >>
| >> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds
very
| >> much like
| >> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
extension,
| >> that's
| >> *not a text file.
| >>
| >> --
| >> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| >> Please reply to the newsgroup
|
|
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:07:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hello Jim,
I have tried saving the attachment to my hard drive but still couldn't open
it. I told the sender that I couldn't open it and not to send me any more
txt attachments. As for the other suggestions, I couldn't do them.
Claire

"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:uoEjWHw4EHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Have you contacted the sender and asked them what they sent
> and how to open it?
>
> How do you know it is a text attachment or that it isn't
> something else?
> Have you tried to save the attachment to your hard drive and
> then open it?
> Have you set the file display properties so that file
> extensions are shown? To do this open Windows Explorer,
> Tools/Folder Options/View and uncheck the item, "hide file
> extensions..."
>
> Then look at the attachment to see it the file something
> like name.txt.xxx
> If the person who sent the attachment says they didn't send
> it, then you should tell them that they are infected with a
> virus that is sending attachments.
>
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
> "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
> blank notepad
> | page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it doesn't
> do anything
> | either. If I click Open with Windows Picture and Fax
> Viewer I get a page
> | that says there's no preview available.
> | I don't know what else I can tell you.
> | Claire
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:o RFqoiv4EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > It can seem complicated when you begin. And it is hard
> to
> | > give the perfectly correct advice when the problem is
> only
> | > partially described. But if you could describe it
> | > perfectly, you would know the answer to the problem.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Merry Christmas
> | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > Jim Macklin
> | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> | > news:ebP9Wzt4EHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > | Hello again,
> | > | It sounds very complicated but I thank you again for
> your
> | > explanations. I
> | > | guess it is not a simple problem.
> | > | Claire
> | > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
> wrote
> | > in message
> | > | news:ua$waDt4EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > | > Attachments can be anything, including a virus. The
> | > type of
> | > | > file and how to open it is intended to be shown by
> the
> | > file
> | > | > extension. But a virus can have forged extensions.
> For
> | > | > security reason Microsoft altered Outlook Express to
> | > block
> | > | > attachments as the default action. But once you
> have
> | > access
> | > | > to the attachment you still need a program that can
> open
> | > and
> | > | > read the attachment.
> | > | >
> | > | > A text file with a .txt extension should open with
> | > either
> | > | > Notepad or WordPad, which are part of Windows. But
> some
> | > | > text files could really be coded in such a way that
> you
> | > | > would need a certain program to open the file. You
> have
> | > to
> | > | > have that program AND the file extension has to be
> | > | > associated with that file and the program for the
> file
> | > to
> | > | > open automatically.
> | > | >
> | > | > It is possible, for just one example, your friend
> has
> | > Corel
> | > | > WordPerfect and has written a book. They want to
> send
> | > you a
> | > | > chapter for review. They simply change the file
> name
> | > from
> | > | > name.wpd to name.txt and the special coded WP
> program
> | > file
> | > | > won't open in the associated text editor (Notepad)
> and
> | > | > because the extension was changed, Corel WordPerfect
> is
> | > not
> | > | > associated either. Ergo, it does not open. A .wpd
> file
> | > | > might open in WORD or WP, but you would have to have
> the
> | > | > program and have the file association set or you
> would
> | > have
> | > | > to open the program and use the file/open menu to
> select
> | > the
> | > | > file.
> | > | >
> | > | > As a general rule, NEVER open attachments if you
> don't
> | > have
> | > | > a prior arrangement and expect the attachment.
> | > Following
> | > | > that rule means you can arrange protocols for
> | > attachments:
> | > | > compatible programs, verification,methods, etc. and
> that
> | > | > will prevent or reduce the problem with opening
> files
> | > | > attachments and virus infection.
> | > | >
> | > | > A good practice suggestion to all who may send
> | > attachments,
> | > | > always include a general description of the
> attachment,
> | > | > program name and a link to a viewer if one is
> available
> | > or
> | > | > other instructions on how to open the thing.
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Merry Christmas
> | > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > | > Jim Macklin
> | > | >
> | > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
> message
> | > | > news:o HVZNtq4EHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> | > | > | Hi Jim
> | > | > | I'm not sure I understand all of your message but
> I
> | > tried
> | > | > a few things to no
> | > | > | avail. Thanks for your help, though.
> | > | > | Claire
> | > | > |
> | > | > | "Jim Macklin"
> <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
> | > wrote
> | > | > in message
> | > | > | news:%23k4RZ9i4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | > | > As long as IE security is not set to block
> | > attachments,
> | > | > the
> | > | > | > text attachment should open using Notepad or
> | > WordPad.
> | > | > It is
> | > | > | > possible that the person who sent the attachment
> | > said it
> | > | > was
> | > | > | > text, but used a word processor program such as
> | > | > WordPerfect
> | > | > | > and the file has an extension your computer does
> not
> | > | > | > recognize. Ask the sender what program they
> used.
> | > | > Either
> | > | > | > have them resend it after they alter the format
> with
> | > a
> | > | > "save
> | > | > | > as" command to plain text or rich text (rtf).
> | > Otherwise
> | > | > you
> | > | > | > can get a converter so your word processor can
> see
> | > and
> | > | > open
> | > | > | > the attached file.
> | > | > | > Have you tried saving the attachment to your
> hard
> | > drive
> | > | > and
> | > | > | > then using a right click "open with" to select
> the
> | > | > program
> | > | > | > to use?
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > --
> | > | > | > Merry Christmas
> | > | > | > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> | > | > | > Live Long and Prosper
> | > | > | > Jim Macklin
> | > | > | > --
> | > | > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
> | > rights;
> | > | > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
> | > overcome.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in
> | > message
> | > | > | > news:eKqHeki4EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > | > | > |I got help here about opening jpg attachments,
> but
> | > now
> | > | > I
> | > | > | > can't open txt
> | > | > | > | attachments. Any suggestions?
> | > | > | > |
> | > | > | > |
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | >
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:40:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Jim,
I was able to open the beery stuff. I use Eudora for my mail but sometimes
get mail at Outlook Express. If I check Outlook Express for mail before I
check Eudora, the mail is there. If I check Eudora first, it is at Eudora.
How come I was able to get your email attachment and not others?
Claire

Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eM4PAUx4EHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Claire, I'm going to send you an email with a text
> attachment. It will be just a few words typed using
> Notepad, I won't include any thing else. Post back here and
> let us know if it opens OK or if you have problems. Also,
> report any error messages. You should also contact
> RoadRunner NYC help because it is possible they are
> stripping attachments. I presume you are using Outlook
> Express or a version modified by RR, let us know exactly
> what you are using and we can advise on any settings and
> security changes you may need to make.
>
> --
> Merry Christmas
> Have a Safe and Happy New Year
> Live Long and Prosper
> Jim Macklin
>
> "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | Hello Ken,
> | I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
> attachments. I have had
> | very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from
> someone I know who
> | sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of
> attachments.
> | Claire
> |
> |
> | "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
> message
> | news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> | > Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
> | >
> | >> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then
> get a blank
> | >> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad,
> it doesn't do
> | >> anything either.
> | >
> | >
> | > *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds
> very much like
> | > you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
> extension, that's *not a
> | > text file.
> | >
> | > --
> | > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> | > Please reply to the newsgroup
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:40:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I suspect that the files are not really text files, possibly
they are viruses or some type of coded file that can't be
displayed by a simple text editor, as was suggested before.

Your friend may be infected and not know it, or may have
used some program unknowingly to create what they thought
was a text file or they may have renamed a file as a text
file, not knowing that will make some files unusable. If
you have ever renamed a file, you'll remember that you get a
warning about changing a file extension making the file
un-operable.

I don't use Eudora, but using RR as your ISP you are using
POP mail so the first application that connects to the email
server downloads the file from the server to your computer
and it is deleted from the RR servers. If you want to keep
a copy of your email on a server, you can change the
account, if the ISP supports it, to IMAP and then your email
will stay on the server, or you can set the email properties
to "leave a copy on the server" by going to the email
account properties and the advanced tab.

I think, short of a visit from a geek, we have "solved" your
problem as best we can as far as text file attachments.

Jim
"Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:uilwuhx4EHA.4092@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Hi Jim,
| I was able to open the beery stuff. I use Eudora for my
mail but sometimes
| get mail at Outlook Express. If I check Outlook Express
for mail before I
| check Eudora, the mail is there. If I check Eudora first,
it is at Eudora.
| How come I was able to get your email attachment and not
others?
| Claire
|
| Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:eM4PAUx4EHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > Claire, I'm going to send you an email with a text
| > attachment. It will be just a few words typed using
| > Notepad, I won't include any thing else. Post back here
and
| > let us know if it opens OK or if you have problems.
Also,
| > report any error messages. You should also contact
| > RoadRunner NYC help because it is possible they are
| > stripping attachments. I presume you are using Outlook
| > Express or a version modified by RR, let us know exactly
| > what you are using and we can advise on any settings and
| > security changes you may need to make.
| >
| > --
| > Merry Christmas
| > Have a Safe and Happy New Year
| > Live Long and Prosper
| > Jim Macklin
| >
| > "Claire Brucker" <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
| > news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | Hello Ken,
| > | I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
| > attachments. I have had
| > | very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come
from
| > someone I know who
| > | sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of
| > attachments.
| > | Claire
| > |
| > |
| > | "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote
in
| > message
| > | news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
| > | > Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
| > | >
| > | >> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I
then
| > get a blank
| > | >> notepad page. If I right click and then pick
notepad,
| > it doesn't do
| > | >> anything either.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It
sounds
| > very much like
| > | > you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
| > extension, that's *not a
| > | > text file.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| > | > Please reply to the newsgroup
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 1:38:21 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hello Ken,
I'm afraid I don't know how to do what you sugggested. I am really quite an
illiterate when it comes to computers.Can you be more specific as to how I
save results of my few typed words in Notepad to a .txt file and then send
it to myself. I can't seem to be able to do it. I feel real stupid.
Claire

"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:%23$fRNlx4EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>
>> Hello Ken,
>> I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt attachments. I have
>> had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from someone
>> I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form of
>> attachments.
>
>
> Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of text, and save the
> results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself as an attachment. When
> you get it, try to open it, and report back here on what happens.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>> news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>>> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>>>
>>>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a blank
>>>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it doesn't do
>>>> anything either.
>>>
>>>
>>> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very much like
>>> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt extension, that's
>>> *not a text file.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:17:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In news:%23DSLfwx4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
Jim Macklin <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> typed:

> She was able to open my attachment OK, so as you suggested,
> the TXT files she is getting are likely NOT text files.


Yes, I saw your message after I sent mine. No need for her to do
it again.


> Whether they are just wrongly renamed or harmful viruses, I
> don't know.


Yes, they could be either.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


>| In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
>| Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>|
>| > Hello Ken,
>| > I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
>attachments. I
>| > have
>| > had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come
>from
>| > someone
>| > I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in the form
>of
>| > attachments.
>|
>|
>| Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of text, and
>save
>| the results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself as an
>| attachment. When you get it, try to open it, and report back
>here
>| on what happens.
>|
>| --
>| Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>| Please reply to the newsgroup
>|
>|
>|
>| > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
>message
>| > news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>| >> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>| >> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>| >>
>| >>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
>| >>> blank
>| >>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it
>| >>> doesn't do
>| >>> anything either.
>| >>
>| >>
>| >> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very
>| >> much like
>| >> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt extension,
>| >> that's
>| >> *not a text file.
>| >>
>| >> --
>| >> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>| >> Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 12:20:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In news:u3WYGCy4EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:

> Hello Ken,
> I'm afraid I don't know how to do what you sugggested. I am
> really
> quite an illiterate when it comes to computers.Can you be more
> specific as to how I save results of my few typed words in
> Notepad to
> a .txt file and then send it to myself. I can't seem to be
> able to
> do it. I feel real stupid. Claire


Being a beginner doesn't make you stupid. We all start out as a
beginner and have to learn.

But what I suggested isn't necessary. Jim did it for you by
sending you a txt file he created. No need to do the same thing
again.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:%23$fRNlx4EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
>> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>>
>>> Hello Ken,
>>> I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt attachments.
>>> I have
>>> had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all come from
>>> someone I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in
>>> the
>>> form of attachments.
>>
>>
>> Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of text, and
>> save the
>> results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself as an
>> attachment.
>> When you get it, try to open it, and report back here on what
>> happens.
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>>
>>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
>>> message
>>> news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>>>> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
>>>>
>>>>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I then get a
>>>>> blank
>>>>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick notepad, it
>>>>> doesn't
>>>>> do anything either.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It sounds very
>>>> much
>>>> like you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
>>>> extension,
>>>> that's *not a text file.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 4:00:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

--
Merry Christmas
Have a Safe and Happy New Year
Live Long and Prosper
Jim Macklin
"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
message news:o ZnEGr44EHA.3388@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| In news:%23DSLfwx4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl,
| Jim Macklin <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> typed:
|
| > She was able to open my attachment OK, so as you
suggested,
| > the TXT files she is getting are likely NOT text files.
|
|
| Yes, I saw your message after I sent mine. No need for her
to do
| it again.
|
|
| > Whether they are just wrongly renamed or harmful
viruses, I
| > don't know.
|
|
| Yes, they could be either.
|
| --
| Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| Please reply to the newsgroup
|
|
| >| In news:u5kIHAx4EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
| >| Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
| >|
| >| > Hello Ken,
| >| > I don't know if my problem applies to *all* txt
| >attachments. I
| >| > have
| >| > had very few of them and so I can't tell. They all
come
| >from
| >| > someone
| >| > I know who sends me jokes and sometimes they are in
the form
| >of
| >| > attachments.
| >|
| >|
| >| Then try this: open notepad, type a word or two of
text, and
| >save
| >| the results in a .txt file. Send that file to yourself
as an
| >| attachment. When you get it, try to open it, and report
back
| >here
| >| on what happens.
| >|
| >| --
| >| Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| >| Please reply to the newsgroup
| >|
| >|
| >|
| >| > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote
in
| >message
| >| > news:%23%23qLqSw4EHA.2428@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| >| >> In news:%23G0s20v4EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
| >| >> Claire Brucker <cbrucker@nyc.rr.com> typed:
| >| >>
| >| >>> If I get a txt attachment, I left click on it I
then get a
| >| >>> blank
| >| >>> notepad page. If I right click and then pick
notepad, it
| >| >>> doesn't do
| >| >>> anything either.
| >| >>
| >| >>
| >| >> *All* txt attachments, or one in particular? It
sounds very
| >| >> much like
| >| >> you're trying to open an attachment with a txt
extension,
| >| >> that's
| >| >> *not a text file.
| >| >>
| >| >> --
| >| >> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
| >| >> Please reply to the newsgroup
|
|
!