trying to download emailed doc keeps asking what program to use

  1.    06 Oct 2016 #1

    trying to download emailed doc keeps asking what program to use

    When I try to download a sent document or attachments from my emails, it will ask me what program I want to use to open it. Then if I use windows or notepad its all in technical jargon. I just updated to windows 10 but it was doing it before I updated. I also had an expired Word that I just reactivated
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       06 Oct 2016 #2

    I had a similar problem on a client's computer the other day and fixed hers by going into Control Panel [right-click Start] and working in the Default Programs feature. It fixed most problems but not an attachment to a message out of South Africa which with did open Word Online. Downloading the .docx file from a link in the message worked but Wordpad on her computer and also on mine showed no text in it while other word processors did, haven't figured that out yet.
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  3.    07 Oct 2016 #3

    Did you try saving the Attachment to your HDD 1st then opening it ?

    notepad would not be able to handle the formatting if it was a .DOC file , and it you tried to open a pic ( eg a .jpg) it will look like a bunch of scrambled info in Notepad.

    Perhaps you Default File Associations are messed up?

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=File%20Folder%20Settings

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