You cannot open a PowerPoint attachment in Windows Mail in Windows Vista

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asked Feb 18, 2015 by anonymous


When you try to open a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 attachment in Windows Mail in Windows Vista, it results in the following error message:

“This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.”



To resolve this issue, follow these steps.


  1. Make sure that PowerPoint is installed on the computer.
  2. Go to Start , and then click Control Panel.
  3. Open Default Programs, and then click the Associate File Type or Protocol with a Program option.
  4. In the File Types list, search for the file type and the extension of the file that you want to open. If it exists, select the file type.
  5. Click Change Program:
  • Select Microsoft Office PowerPoint, if it is in the list.
  • If it is not in the list, click Browse, and then locate the file path for Powerpoint.
  1. Click OK.

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