I can‘t open my gas bill in an e-mail on my new computer. My old computer could open it. It's a V2Pdf MIME file extension. What do I do? Also, if I download, do I save or run the download when the box asks. Thank you for taking the time to answer this question.
Installing new software applications
OK - the fix for this problem could actually be quite simple. It is most likely that your old computer was installed with a program, the necessary program to open this kind of file, and you new computer doesn't have the program installed - yet. I think the most likely culprit is Adobe Reader, which will allow your computer to open PDF files. In this case I think that the MIME file extension designation is describing some component of the email or online message that you are reading, rather than the file you are trying to open itself.
Adobe Acrobat and Abode Reader
Adobe Acrobat is a paid program that is used to create PDF files. Since PDF file extensions are so widely used, there is a free Adobe Reader program that lets us open these files without needing to pay for the creative application. To view and print PDF files you will need to download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is available by following this link or by visiting www.adobe.com and searching for "reader". Once you find the download page, click the icon to start the download, then follow the on-screen instructions. You can choose to save the application to your hard drive. Next time you try to open a PDF Reader should launch automatically. If not, you can choose it from your All Programs list when you try to open the file.
Save or Run?
If you are getting the option to "save or run" a download when you try to open this file you might be being prompted to install Adobe Reader automatically. In this case, you can click "save" to add the program permanently, or "run" if you prefer to try it once and see how it works. You should always be careful when downloading any program and make sure that it is coming from a credible source.
I think this should do it. If you are still having problems, write again with an update and we can take it from there. Good luck!!