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create an email association

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    create an email association


    Hi.need a lot of help hope i'm able to learn something.old vista pc died,kept a running backup disc every sunday up until august when I bought an Toshibe ex. hard drive.i had quite a few problems transferring the Toshiba into the windows 8 pc.Made multiple copies on the hard drive darn near 250 gigs.so erased all those files and transferred the backups I had on discs.They're in my pc but I don't know how to access them/.I installed a couple apps but I still don't see anything.Anyhow what i'm asking now is I want to send attachments via email and the pc wants me to create an association in the default section.there is a list a mile long which I don't understand.Do i install some kind of app or is something else not setup right....

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    Windows 8.1


    I think you probably need to associate the .eml file type with your email client like so:

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    post 666 good luck
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    post 666 good luck
    Nick,

    I didn't quite understand your private acknowledgement but thank you anyway. Somehow, I'm sensing you do not have a resident email client on your PC and you normally access gmail via a web-based operation. If true, that explains why you cannot use the send-to function because you don't have a client program to attach it to. Good luck.

    Do i install some kind of app or is something else not setup right....
    Yes
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    sorry I clicked on the thumbs up and deleted my response.i found the eml file,thanks.it was managed by paint,i switched it to internet explorer and nothing changed.i then downloaded gmail default maker.i don't know what that is.apps are new to me I really don't know what i'm looking for.
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    windows 8


    I noticed in 2 cents post the image of Mozilla thunderbird so I downloaded it and I no longer get the no default email client installed. I get password authentication failed. I can send and receive and I even sneaked an attachment thru to myself but now its to complicated a process.back to square one.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CallMeNick View Post
    I noticed in 2 cents post the image of Mozilla thunderbird so I downloaded it and I no longer get the no default email client installed. I get password authentication failed. I can send and receive and I even sneaked an attachment thru to myself but now its to complicated a process.back to square one.
    I can definitely help you with Thunderbird so can you please explain "exactly" what is happening? It could be a just a setting but I need to clearly understand the issue and maybe even a screenshot might get you a quick fix.
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