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Hello...
I don't know whether this is the right place for this question, but what the heck:
I've had this problem a couple of times - a friend sends me an email (to my hotmail) with a movie or a powerpoint file as an attachment, but what I receive is not the correct file format, but rather the file in txt format. Is there a program I can use/download in order to change the file into its correct format??

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Make sure that the file extensions are correct. (.ppt is for powerpoint and movie files vary from .mpg, .avi, .mov, etc.)

Try a different browser if you're still having trouble.
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hello...
The file extensions are NOT correct. That's the problem. The file that's attached in the email bears the name "message3.txt", and when I open that file, I see gibberish, that is I see the "information" inside the file (whether it's a movie file, a photo file or a powerpoint file - see below...). I remember having that same problem once when I had another computer, and there was a program which I used in order to see the file. I entered the code I had:

Content-Type: application/vnd.ms-powerpoint; name=_____________1.pps; name="_____________1.pps"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="_____________1.pps"
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 .....

and the output was the picture/movie/etc....
Do you know what I mean??

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most likely it's an error on the sender's side because a .txt file cannot be a powerpoint or movie file.

Try a different computer or tell your friend to send the file to another email address to see if anything changes.
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