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Unable to open PDF files in Windows Live Mail on Windows 7

  1. #1


    captnice Guest

    Unable to open PDF files in Windows Live Mail on Windows 7

    I recent upgraded from Vista 64 to 64-bit Windows 7. When I attempt to open
    a PDF file attachment in Windows Live Mail, I get a message box telling me
    that I do not have a program associated with this file type. I was able to
    open PDF attachements before I upgraded. I have double-checked my "Default
    Programs" control panel and .pdf is associated with Adobe Reader. If I save
    the .pdf file, I can open it with a simple double-click, indicating to me
    that the association is correct.

    I can open PDF file attachments in Hotmail and Outlook. What is going wrong
    in Windows Live Mail? I recently re-installed Windows Live Mail and Adobe
    Reader and nothing changed.

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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to open PDF files in Windows Live Mail on Windows 7

    The following fix was developed for Vista, so no guarantees:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/def...le/vandermolen


    "captnice" <captnice@newsgroup> wrote in message news:F9066FE0-2E5F-431E-8977-CA0878501F58@newsgroup

    >I recent upgraded from Vista 64 to 64-bit Windows 7. When I attempt to open
    > a PDF file attachment in Windows Live Mail, I get a message box telling me
    > that I do not have a program associated with this file type. I was able to
    > open PDF attachements before I upgraded. I have double-checked my "Default
    > Programs" control panel and .pdf is associated with Adobe Reader. If I save
    > the .pdf file, I can open it with a simple double-click, indicating to me
    > that the association is correct.
    >
    > I can open PDF file attachments in Hotmail and Outlook. What is going wrong
    > in Windows Live Mail? I recently re-installed Windows Live Mail and Adobe
    > Reader and nothing changed.

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  3. #3


    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Unable to open PDF files in Windows Live Mail on Windows 7


    "captnice" <captnice@newsgroup> wrote in message news:F9066FE0-2E5F-431E-8977-CA0878501F58@newsgroup

    > I recent upgraded from Vista 64 to 64-bit Windows 7. When I attempt to open
    > a PDF file attachment in Windows Live Mail, I get a message box telling me
    > that I do not have a program associated with this file type. I was able to
    > open PDF attachements before I upgraded. I have double-checked my "Default
    > Programs" control panel and .pdf is associated with Adobe Reader. If I save
    > the .pdf file, I can open it with a simple double-click, indicating to me
    > that the association is correct.
    >
    > I can open PDF file attachments in Hotmail and Outlook.

    > What is going wrong in Windows Live Mail?
    Probably nothing.

    > I recently re-installed Windows Live Mail and Adobe
    > Reader and nothing changed.
    What are AR's Preferences? Hint: press Ctrl-k
    Try unchecking Display PDF in browser
    and see if your symptom changes?

    BTW did you also get a recent update for IE?
    Perhaps you should "reinstall" AR after that too? ; )
    Tip: instead of reinstalling it just use its Repair
    procedure, e.g. via appwiz.cpl (aka ARP or whatever
    Vista and W7 are now calling it.)


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---



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