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    Attachments (XP Proff. SP2)

    I got an email just now with an attachment in WMV format but it will not play when clicked on in the email. However, when I drag it on to the desktop it will. From the attached message can someone please tell me what is missing in the Folder Options Control Panel. Regards
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    Re: Attachments (XP Proff. SP2)

    It's not a good idea to open an attachment directly from an e-mail. You should always save the attachment to disk, and open the saved copy.

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    Re: Attachments (XP Proff. SP2)

    Thanks for the advice Hans, the email in question was forwarded to me by my daughter who works in a civil position where every email is thoroughly scrutinised so felt comfortable about opening it from the email, but good advice all the same and taken notice of. By the way Hans, the tip you gave about sending the "My Documents" folder to the "D" drive to free up space on that of the "C", I passed on to the owner of my local computer shop and he is delighted as it has already save him a lot of time when wiping C drives and reinstalling all data that customers want to retain on computers in for repair. Hope you have a delightful Christmas and thanks to you and all the other experts who have enlightened me over past couple or years. Regards
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    Re: Attachments (XP Proff. SP2)

    You should save attachments even if you are completely sure that they are safe. Opening an attachment directly from the e-mail message may cause an invisible copy of the attachment to remain behind after you close it, taking up unnecessary space on your hard disk.

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    Re: Attachments (XP Proff. SP2)

    Thanks a lot Hans, I will bear your advice in mind in future and drag every attachment on to the desktop before opening it regardless who the sender is. CHEERS
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