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Can't view pdf attachments

  1. #1


    Sonars UK Guest

    Can't view pdf attachments

    Hi,

    I've got Acrobat Reader 8.1 installed with Vista Home Premium.

    When I try to open a pdf email attachment from within Windows Mail I get the
    following error message:

    'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.'

    I've checked the associations and pdf's should open with Acrobat Reader 8.1.

    If I save the pdf and then double click it then it will open as it should do
    in Acrobat.

    Any ideas why I can't open pdfs from within Windows Mail?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    Sonars UK


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Can't view pdf attachments

    This should help.

    Unable to open .PDF file attachments directly from Windows Mail in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Sonars UK" <sonars_uk@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:UCQ5j.2034$1j1.1209@xxxxxx-gui.ntli.net...
    Hi,

    I've got Acrobat Reader 8.1 installed with Vista Home Premium.

    When I try to open a pdf email attachment from within Windows Mail I get the
    following error message:

    'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.'

    I've checked the associations and pdf's should open with Acrobat Reader 8.1.

    If I save the pdf and then double click it then it will open as it should do
    in Acrobat.

    Any ideas why I can't open pdfs from within Windows Mail?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    Sonars UK


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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