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Opening PDF file attachments

  1. #1


    GWL Guest

    Opening PDF file attachments

    Has anyone found a way to get PDF attachments to open by clicking on the
    attachment icon? I know that you can save and then open the file, but that
    is a pain. I tried Windows Live Mail and it too returns the "this file does
    not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error. PDF
    files are properly registered and do open from Windows Explorer.


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  2. #2


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: Opening PDF file attachments

    Try this.

    Save the attachment to your HDD. Right click on it and Open With | Choose
    Program. Find and choose a program that works, (Adobe, Foxit?), and then
    check the box: Always use this program to open this kind of file. This
    should enable you to open these attachments in the future.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP Outlook Express
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "GWL" <gleese@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A48D3CCF-FC2B-46C8-AFDF-02F4AA7824BE@xxxxxx

    > Has anyone found a way to get PDF attachments to open by clicking on the
    > attachment icon? I know that you can save and then open the file, but that
    > is a pain. I tried Windows Live Mail and it too returns the "this file
    > does not have a program associated with it for performing this action"
    > error. PDF files are properly registered and do open from Windows
    > Explorer.

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  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Opening PDF file attachments

    Try this fix:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP


    "GWL" <gleese@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:A48D3CCF-FC2B-46C8-AFDF-02F4AA7824BE@xxxxxx

    > Has anyone found a way to get PDF attachments to open by clicking on the
    > attachment icon? I know that you can save and then open the file, but that
    > is a pain. I tried Windows Live Mail and it too returns the "this file does
    > not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error. PDF
    > files are properly registered and do open from Windows Explorer.
    >

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  4. #4


    GWL Guest

    Re: Opening PDF file attachments

    Thank you Gary. I had tried to do this manually and it did not work until I
    used this fix.

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > Try this fix:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
    >
    >
    > "GWL" <gleese@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:A48D3CCF-FC2B-46C8-AFDF-02F4AA7824BE@xxxxxx

    > > Has anyone found a way to get PDF attachments to open by clicking on the
    > > attachment icon? I know that you can save and then open the file, but that
    > > is a pain. I tried Windows Live Mail and it too returns the "this file does
    > > not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error. PDF
    > > files are properly registered and do open from Windows Explorer.
    > >
    >

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  5. #5


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Opening PDF file attachments

    You're very welcome.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "GWL" <GWL@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:9DDA1C66-B6D4-48D9-A29B-DD02E0D822E2@xxxxxx

    > Thank you Gary. I had tried to do this manually and it did not work until I
    > used this fix.
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> Try this fix:
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
    >>
    >>
    >> "GWL" <gleese@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:A48D3CCF-FC2B-46C8-AFDF-02F4AA7824BE@xxxxxx

    >> > Has anyone found a way to get PDF attachments to open by clicking on the
    >> > attachment icon? I know that you can save and then open the file, but that
    >> > is a pain. I tried Windows Live Mail and it too returns the "this file does
    >> > not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error. PDF
    >> > files are properly registered and do open from Windows Explorer.
    >> >
    >>

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