Filetonic Filetonic logo print version

To find an exe file, dll file or file extension visit the library »



Discover Tutorials, professional advice, and links - ready at your fingertips.

Posts Tagged ‘mime file’

Open V2PDF MIME File Extension

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.Kate Dubensky

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 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!!

Comments [0]

Manually Scan File for Virus

I received an email with a mime file extension. Before my computer crashed, I had a free version of WinZip (which is now $30!). I rarely receive or use zipped files. I just want to open pictures of my niece's graduation. My old PC just got one of the latest viruses, so I'm a bit gun-shy to download this program. I don't know how to "scan it" for viruses. My new computer is running AVG, instead of the old Norton. Am I okay to download this?Celeste Stewart

Free Unzip Utilities

First, you will need an unzip utility. Most of the major unzip utilities such as WinZip, WinRar, and Stuffit offer free trial versions. Go to CNET Downloads or some other trusted site and download a free trial version of one of these products.

Downloading and Scanning Programs

Depending on your antivirus program's settings, your software may already scan the file as it is being downloaded. You can run a manual scan as well. Go to Windows Explorer (right click Start, choose Explore) and then right-click the downloaded file. Once right-clicked, a menu pops up. Choose the option that says, "Scan for viruses" or "Scan for threats."

Scanning Zipped Files

Next, you may need to go into your antivirus program to specify how to work with zipped files. For example, in Trend Micro's Advanced Settings area, there's a section covering whether or not to scan compressed files such as zip files as well as how many compression levels deep to scan. AVG may or may not have a similar option, but it doesn't hurt to check.

If you've already saved the zipped file to your hard drive, you can scan it manually by going to Windows Explorer as you did with the downloaded program file and then right-clicking the file. Once right-clicked, choose the option that says, "Scan for viruses" or "Scan for threats."

If the file comes up clean, you can then unzip the file using your downloaded unzip utility. One way to unzip it is to right-click the file and choose "Extract all" (or similar wording depending on your version of Windows and the unzip utility) from the pop-up menu. You can also double-click the file and your new unzip utility should automatically launch and extract the files.

Comments [0]