Windows 10: Most attachments no longer open through mail client program.

Discus and support Most attachments no longer open through mail client program. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm running Windows Live Mail (the 'client' program) under Windows 10 Pro. Even though it's not supported anymore, I like that mail program. Up until... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Electrojim, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Electrojim Win User

    Most attachments no longer open through mail client program.


    I'm running Windows Live Mail (the 'client' program) under Windows 10 Pro. Even though it's not supported anymore, I like that mail program.

    Up until just quite recently, and not associated with anything that I can identify doing, I lost the ability to open some mail attachments by clicking on the attachment in the message screen. Attached photos still open just fine through Windows Photo Viewer, and iCloud attachments open through my browser, but .pdf files will not open my default PDF viewer, Word .docs will not open Word and show, and zipped files no longer start WinZip. Hyperlinks in the message text do open my browser and display, however. Furthermore, I can no longer drag these items onto my Desktop, however I can do a 'Save as' from the same menu and put them there.

    Here's a typical example. Clicking on the Excel attachment does nothing, however it can be 'saved as.'

    Most attachments no longer open through mail client program. [​IMG]


    Any ideas what could be broken? I've looked at all the options that Windows Live Mail provides, and see nothing having to do with this.

    :)
     
    Electrojim, Oct 29, 2018
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  2. Michael Gall Win User

    Mail not opening attachments

    Hi Len,

    For us to narrow down your concern with your mail attachment, we would like to know the following:

    • What email program are you referring to?
    • When you open your email attachments, are you getting any error messages? If yes, what is the exact error message?
    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Is this the first time you experienced the issue?

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Michael Gall, Oct 29, 2018
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  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.


    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Most attachments no longer open through mail client program. :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Oct 29, 2018
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  4. Len Marshall Win User

    Most attachments no longer open through mail client program.

    Mail not opening attachments

    The Microsoft MAIL program that came with the last 2 Windows 10 Refreshes.

    This program is more than a disappointment, it is truly a piece of garbage.

    Won't open an attachment, won't give you proper information, just an open or save box, which doesn't work.

    Scroll over boxes that obscure what you are trying to see, and nobody fixes these things. There's a thread on this that is YEARS old.

    My Microsoft Live Mail from 2011 ? still works and will open attachments, apparently no longer supported and the Calendar won't work.

    Doesn't seem to get along with other e-mail providers either, occasionally bounces back sent mail as well.

    We need a RELIABLE e-mail program that is interoperable with Windows, Android and Apple and Google, etc. Is this TOO hard?
     
    Len Marshall, Oct 29, 2018
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