Yes, so I notice. The problem is fixable, however. I found a free third
party File Association editor here:
Free Tools for Scripting
The editor is called "FileTypes". With it, I examined the .EMAIL
association created with the method I described in my first post and found
thee "Open" verb to read:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe" "%1"
By changing this to read:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe" /eml:%1
I got the result I wanted, double clicking an .EMAIL file opens the message,
not the program. I don't understand why the file association editing
features wwerre removed from Vista, but this free editor works well.
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- email@example.com
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"KITTY44" <KITTY44.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thank you for trying to help, but I already did that too. This is what
> happens: Highlight the email by clicking on it. Double Click and a new
> window opens with the attachment listed in the field labeled
> 'Attachment". Right under the subject line.
> Double click on the attachment, then it shifts back to the original
> windows mail window. If I save as, say on the desktop, left click opens
> the windows mail window again. If I right click on the saved file,
> choose open with and a new window opens with Windows Mail highlighted,
> click OK and right back to the original windows mail window. I can open
> it if I change the file extension. I would just like to double click
> the attachment and have it open like any other attachment. I used to
> have the same problem with OE in XP, but not I have Vista and Windows
> Mail and so I think it's a Microsoft bug. I've searched for answers and
> and only found the file association solution that doesn't work. Again,
> thanks for trying.
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