Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Writer cannot open attachments ?
Are you suddenly unable to open .doc and .docx attachments?
Has your Windows Live Mail suddenly stopped allowing you to open attachments such as those ending with .doc and .docx?
Have you suddenly been unable to open .doc and .docx files from your computer using Windows Live Writer?
Well correct me if I’m wrong but I suspect this has been caused by a Microsoft update and is a callous marketing attempt by Microsoft to have you purchase Microsoft Office.
This may happen to anyone running “Windows Essentials” which probably came bundled free with your PC or Laptop.
Windows Essentials comes with two programs “Windows Live Mail” and “Windows Live Writer”
My clients PC and Windows Live mail was working fine until 12th September 2013, from when she was unable to open any such attachments from mail or from her Writer program and was prompted to purchase a copy of Microsoft Office.
We solved the problem on her computer by finding a document with .doc or .docx and right-clicking it, selecting “open with” and then “default program” and “Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler” and repeated this on the .doc and .docx files. From then on she could open the files on her desktop using the “Windows Live Writer” program installed.
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