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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 10:49 am

tb [17.0.2] under vista home won't open attachments type *.tmd, which are text files from the word processor TextMaker from SoftMaker.

all other attachments tb opens without a problem.

The file extension *.tmd is well registered and can for instance be found under ROOT in the registry.

There was no such a problem in former versions of tb.

Files with filetype *.tmd are easily opend by ef commander / win explorer or the very application textmaker.exe.

tb is not reacting at all, when I do click on an attachment filetype *.tmd.

Deleting the mimetypes.rdf brought nothing except a lot of work in order to allow various attachments start again with their proper applications.

By the way, I do encounter the same tb-problem on my win7-ultimate-machine.

Ideas? Otherwise a take a free flight to Mars? One way!

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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 7:10 pm

The alternatives section in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Actions_for_a ... file_types mentions a workaround that might work, but its usually a poor tradeoff.

Use control-U and look at the raw message source for a message with a *.tmd attachment. What is the content of the Content-Type: header for the attachment?

Below is an example of the headers for a vcard attachment. text/x-vcard in Content-Type: text/x-vcard; profile="vcard"; charset="utf-8" explicitly identifies what type of attachment it is. Thunderbird relies upon that rather than the *.vcf file extension in Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="The_Truth_About_HTML5_-_preview_follow_up.vcf"

Content-Type: text/x-vcard; profile="vcard"; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="The_Truth_About_HTML5_-_preview_follow_up.vcf"

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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 1:55 am

hello tanstaafl, great to read from you! this is, what displays using ctrl+u

From - Thu Jan 24 09:43:39 2013
X-Account-Key: account1
X-UIDL: 0MF5j5-1UEToi0rQR-00GRYE
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys:

... shortened by the poster ... ....

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:43:35 +0100
... ... ...
Message-ID: <5100F435.2010400@xxxx.xxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:43:33 +0100
From: Frohmund Wiedmann <frohmundwiedmann@xxxx.xxxx>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130107 Thunderbird/17.0.2
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: "___fro xxxx.xxx" <frohmundwiedmann@xxxx.xxxx>
Subject: may it be opened the attachement *.tmd ?
References: <51006BFC.2080806@xxxx.xxxx>
In-Reply-To: <51006BFC.2080806@xxxx.xxxx>
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="------------070905030701050008030808"
X-Provags-ID: V02:K0:Mmdo6InWfn5AwFamA2K8n1WWX6AkS5r8/ltqAhg6Qv1
WrLMC65Mdji1DXw9S5ApK24GarmbAFGGmdZO9W0PSb8BrHQ0p3
KieIBk5v/tb+ZqN7L2vGRis7zrf8lBbFNZfY5ILQ3e0wX7KG8B
PQQ5t61F3R3sIRd3o+47VCeRe6UtMy7C1vl5a3ZtTcpifDZl8z
ydp3BQ3WxkiZGXGXhyFyQ==
Envelope-To: <frohmundwiedmann@xxxx.xxxx>
X-UI-Filterresults: ;V01:K0:VR+Kc7js:0m/Fho+Px6tAPrtPoiF8oAG6LKM4wTuVWnN
oEZRNYUpdpxSQW4W4IrKUu61Yt2g8CtaCUFTX20PVRA3M8nnWjHztZpK+TnQUAHabk837RI

... shortened by the poster ... ....

i+78xtzJxul3mNz6dZSOT/tzl/mhOjIHKskZqJx/WIEjF

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
--------------070905030701050008030808
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
</head>
<body text="#000000" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<font face="Verdana">may it be opened the attachement *.tmd ?<br>
<br>
</font><br>
<div class="moz-forward-container">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<br>
<br>
</div>
<br>
</body>
</html>

--------------070905030701050008030808
Content-Type: x-softmaker-tm;
name="wischiwaschi-wutzliputzli.tmd"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="wischiwaschi-wutzliputzli.tmd"

TVYA/wwADgAXAAMALVlBMQMAFwAxABEAAgCeAQAAEAAEACETAAAeAAQAHRMAAB8AAQAlEwAA
IAAEAKkdAAAhADIAWg4AACIAAQCwDgAAFgAAABUTAAAcAAQAFRMAAAAABAC5GgAAAQAIADkZ

... shortened by the poster ... ....

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=
--------------070905030701050008030808--

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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 2:05 am

I've already deleted several times the mimetypes.rdf-file to let it semi-automatically rebuilt, but no way: attachment with .tmd lead to no reaction clicking on them.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 2:13 am

unfortunately the autor of "mime edit"

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4498

has withdrawn his addon. is there any replacement for it elsewhere?
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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 2:13 am

http://www.pcpitstop.com/file-extension ... t/tmd.html

The Content-Type header in the attachment seems okay. You might experiment with installing the free TextMaker Viewer 2010 from http://www.officeviewers.com/ and see if you can use it (rather than the full TextMaker application) instead with Thunderbird.

If you suspect its a version specific problem rather than a problem with your profile you could run the setup program for 16.0.2 and do a custom install in a different directory, and see if it makes sense to use the older version. 17.0.2 and 16.0.2 are similar enough they should be able to co-exist and share the same profile. You could switch between them as desired while figuring out which one you want to keep, just don't try to run both at the same time. If you're concerned that things might some how get worse backup the profile first using Mozbackup.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/t ... 16.0.2.exe (windows/US english 16.0.2 setup)
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 2:20 am

halfbrain wrote:unfortunately the autor of "mime edit"

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4498

has withdrawn his addon. this there any replacement for it elsewhere?

I can find MimeEdit 0.6 for Firefox (from 2007, which is so old its prehistoric) at places like http://www.bestdownloadreview.com/mime-edit-93481.html . No idea if it works with Thunderbird if you disable the version checking.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2013, 3:27 am

Alright. I come having installed the us-version 16.0.2 of tb. Starting it in safe-mode, I was able to easily open attachments such as

.txt
.docx
.doc
.pdf

but not

.pmd
.prd
.tmd

As I don't get any request, clicking on a tmd-attachment, neither textmaker-viewer nor the application itself is being startet.

What works is the storing of such tmd-(pmd/prd)attachment and than starting it with an organizer tool such as ef commander, win explorer or directly with textmaker.exe.

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