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i received a .wpostx file via email. Windows gallery will

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i received a .wpostx file via email. Windows gallery will not open it. How can i convert this file to view the pictures please.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Ehab Tutor replied 5 years ago.

Ehab Tutor :

hi

Ehab Tutor :

welcome to just answer

Ehab Tutor :

it would be my pleasure to help you

Ehab Tutor :

tell me when you are ready

Customer:

i received an email with a .wpostx file i can not open the file. they are pictures. there are 2 links to sky drive but they do not work

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

first of all .wpostx files are files that are outputed with windows live writer

Ehab Tutor :

you cannot open them with windows gallery

Ehab Tutor :

first of all you need to download it from here http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer

Customer:

i have it downloaded

Ehab Tutor :

can you please send me the file

Customer:

how do i send it to you?

Ehab Tutor :

go to www.wikisend.com and upload the file

Ehab Tutor :

you will be given a file ID

Ehab Tutor :

paste it here so i can download the file

Customer:

did i do this correctly?

Ehab Tutor :

yeah i think

Ehab Tutor :

give me a minute to download it

Customer:

ok, and thanks so much for your patience. Very much appreciated :)

Ehab Tutor :

its my pleasure to help you

Ehab Tutor :

just to confirm its 1.8mb

Ehab Tutor :

?

Customer:

yes 1.79 MB (1,880,064 bytes)

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

hold on with me i am downloading the windows live writer to try to export the images for you

Customer:

thank you

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

now here is the news

Customer:

ok im ready

Ehab Tutor :

actually extracting images from this file is not possible, since this file only holds blog information and is not actually accessible

Ehab Tutor :

why did however sent you this file, send it to you in this format

Customer:

it appears to be a link to sky drive

Customer:

Las Vegas










VIEW SLIDE SHOW



DOWNLOAD ALL



This album has 80 photos and will be available on SkyDrive until 29/01/2012. the links do not work (i copied and pasted from the email.

Customer:

how would i put the file on a blog? Would i then be able to view the pictures?

Ehab Tutor :

can you rather right click the link, then choose copy shortcut and paste it for me here

Customer:

VIEW SLIDE SHOW

Customer:

DOWNLOAD ALL

Ehab Tutor :

still they only come as text

Ehab Tutor :

can you save this page from the browser?

Ehab Tutor :

and upload it for me on www.wikisend.com as you did with the file

Customer:

it is an email, the link does not go to browser

Ehab Tutor :

so can you write click and copy shortcut then paste it in a note pad

Ehab Tutor :

and tell me what you read

Customer:

it just pastes as the text view slide show and download all

Ehab Tutor :

are you sure you right click on the link and choose " copy shortcut"

Ehab Tutor :

?

Customer:

it does not give me the option to copy short cut / it says copy hyperlink

Ehab Tutor :

what are you using to see your emails?

Customer:

outlook / i also tried from google website. same thing

Ehab Tutor :

what happens when you press on this hyperlink

Ehab Tutor :

?

Customer:

nothing. it

Ehab Tutor :

and the wpostx file you sent me is an attachment to this email right?

Customer:

correct.

Ehab Tutor :

i am still working on the file while we are talking

Ehab Tutor :

trying to open it

Customer:

i researched and saw that windows live writer is supposed to open the file. I can't figure out how to do it

Customer:

thank you

Ehab Tutor :

finally i was able to open the file

Ehab Tutor :

as i told you i got the page of the blog with the album but the pictures are not there

Customer:

oh, so no chance in getting pictures?

Ehab Tutor :

its most probably that the security settings for the email

Ehab Tutor :

is preventing this blog page to show in your email

Customer:

can i change my settings in outlook?

Ehab Tutor :

i am trying to check it

Ehab Tutor :

it is suggested that its in the outlook security setting

Ehab Tutor :

i am researching it

Ehab Tutor :

which version of outlook are you using?

Customer:

2007

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

i am following a new lead, it states in the page that the pictures are available on sky drive

Ehab Tutor :

which is one of the services of windows live

Ehab Tutor :

sky drive is an online storage for files

Ehab Tutor :

try going to https://skydrive.live.com

Ehab Tutor :

and logging in with your account and tell me what happens

Ehab Tutor :

are you still there

Ehab Tutor :

?

Customer:

i added the file to sky drive. it will not open. it defaults to

Ehab Tutor :

what do you mean by added the file to sky drive

Ehab Tutor :

after you login to skydrive there is a link for photos on the left side

Ehab Tutor :

when you press on it can you see anything?

Customer:

windows photo gallary - yes i added the file look at the top.

Ehab Tutor :

i can't see it of course

Ehab Tutor :

its in your live account

Customer:

defaults to windows phot gallery ............can't open file / file format not supported or you don't have latest version

Ehab Tutor :

what file did you add?

Ehab Tutor :

do you mean the wpostx file

Customer:

the 1.8 wpostx file

Ehab Tutor :

sky drive is like an online storage

Ehab Tutor :

where you can keep files, photos, etc..

Ehab Tutor :

the person who sent you the email

Ehab Tutor :

uploaded those photos on skydrive

Ehab Tutor :

for sharing with his contacts

Ehab Tutor :

is he a friend of yours?

Customer:

yes

Ehab Tutor :

check this

Ehab Tutor :

did you try to open this email from your live account?

Ehab Tutor :

r u there?

Customer:

yes i did. same thing it defaults to windows gallery

Ehab Tutor :

its needed to be able to view the sky drive shared photos, maybe this is the problem

Ehab Tutor :

how did it go?

Customer:

just waiting

Ehab Tutor :

did you install microsoft silverlight?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

what do i do now

Ehab Tutor :

try to open your windows live email and check this email again

Ehab Tutor :

any news?

Ehab Tutor :

did this work?

Customer:

i just set up email , and forwarded. let me check now

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

most probably its not possible to check such an email using outlook, since it requires microsoft silverlight to be able to view the gallery itself

Customer:

the account is still setting up

Ehab Tutor :

why are you setting up a new account?

Ehab Tutor :

isn't your email at live already?

Customer:

i can't figure out how to get the email in live.

Ehab Tutor :

just clink on inbox

Ehab Tutor :

login with your email and password XXXXX

Ehab Tutor :

and then click on inbox to check your email

Customer:

hotmail?

Ehab Tutor :

yes

Customer:

i don't know what my hotmail email is i am on that page, have an inbox. How do i tell

Ehab Tutor :

which page?

Ehab Tutor :

do you have a hotmail email?

Ehab Tutor :

or a live email?

Customer:

i use my gmail account to log in

Ehab Tutor :

oh the problem is that you won't be able most probably to see the email unless you have a hotmail account

Ehab Tutor :

you can setup one in this case

Ehab Tutor :

and forward the email from your gmail account to your hotmail account

Ehab Tutor :

as sky drive sharing is a hotmail/ live service

Customer:

give me a minute. i will forward email again. please.

Ehab Tutor :

did you create a hotmail email first?

Customer:

i added gmail to open in hotmail.

Customer:

the file is still sitting in my outbox it is pretty big

Ehab Tutor :

its 1.8 mb

Customer:

the attachment is 1.8 the email is larger.

Customer:

it's not working. i'm sorry but i give up.

Ehab Tutor :

ok

Ehab Tutor :

i tried to help you as much as i could

Customer:

thank you

Ehab Tutor :

you can ask your friend to give you access to his skydrive in some other way

Ehab Tutor :

or to resend it to your new hotmail email

Ehab Tutor :

:)

Ehab Tutor :

please don't forget to hit the accept button so i can be compensated for my time

Ehab Tutor :

wish u the best

Ehab Tutor :

will you need anything else now?

Ehab Tutor :

if not please don't forget to hit the accept button so i can get paid for my effort

Ehab Tutor :

i have to go now

Ehab Tutor :

have a nice day

Ehab Tutor :

regards,

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