Skip to main content

Unable to Open *.pps attachments right out of Outlook Express

No replies
Joined: 10/29/2008
Probable Causes : installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 3 (SP3) the following error may be displayed: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel" but the same file may open fine when saved to disk and then viewed. This is applicable for Windows XP systems with SP2 or SP3 applied, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 or PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed. Resolution * Click Start, Run and type CONTROL FOLDERS * In the Folder Options applet that opens, select the File Types tab * Scroll down and locate the following entry: PPS (Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show) * Click Advanced * Click the New button * Type Open in the the Action: text box * In the Application used to perform action: field, type the following exactly: For PowerPoint Viewer 2003: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\pptview.exe" "%1" For PowerPoint Viewer 2007: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\pptview.exe" "%1" * Uncheck the Use DDE box * Click OK, OK * Close the Folder Options dialog Try again and it should open the specified file properly.


Share this