I understand your reservations, but the author happens to be a long-time,
trusted Microsoft MVP who know his stuff. If there was an official Microsoft fix,
I would have cited it. Microsoft abandoned development of Windows Mail
since about October 2006, in favor of the newer Windows Live Mail.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"R. J. Dunnill" <RJDunnill@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:8F072EEA-121A-45B5-A59F-D5B804965939@xxxxxx
> This fix worked for me, although I had reservations about using a third-party
> utility to fix system-wide settings.
> I'd have felt much more secure downloading this utility from Microsoft or
> another trusted vendor.
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>> Can you open PDF files outside of Windows Mail?
>> If yes, try this fix for Windows Mail:
>> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
>> "pipsqueak" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
>> > Hi - just wondering if someone out there can help me. I've had a Vista
>> > Studio 15 laptop for a month now and I'm unable to open PDFs in Windows
>> > Mail. I've downloaded Adobe Reader 9 as I thought the problem was that
>> > I didnt have Adobe. Not so. I still get a box saying: "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
>> > followed the instructions (had to go online to find out how to do this
>> > too!) to no avail. I've also restarted the system several times and
>> > still no joy.
>> > Anyone got any answers? This is driving me NUTS!!
>> > Thx
>> > --
>> > pipsqueak