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    create an association, windows mail

    I've created an association (.pdf) using my control panel but .pdf files that i try to open in windows mail still say "create an association"...any ideas? (I have it set to use Adobe Reader to open my .pdf files). Thx btw...My .pdf files open fine outside of windows mail. ie if i save the file (thats attached to an email) and open it 'outside' of windows mail it works fine. it's just while 'in' windows mail as an attachment that it does not.

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    Hello Jardin,

    This may be able to help.

    Unable to open .PDF attachments from Windows Mail

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by jardin View Post
    I've created an association (.pdf) using my control panel but .pdf files that i try to open in windows mail still say "create an association"...any ideas? (I have it set to use Adobe Reader to open my .pdf files). Thx btw...My .pdf files open fine outside of windows mail. ie if i save the file (thats attached to an email) and open it 'outside' of windows mail it works fine. it's just while 'in' windows mail as an attachment that it does not.

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    Hi Shawn and thx for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work though what was described by the "fix" was exactly my prob. (see original post). I downloaded "unassociate" file and "unassociated" my .pdf files. I than went into Abobe and Help and asked to "repair Adobe instal"...When I tried to open a .pdf in window mail it tried to open via windows photo...i than 'associated' .pdf's back to Adobe and got the same error message again. Ugh...any more ideas? Thanks for any and all ur help.

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    You may have missed one critical step. Did you run Adobe Reader
    as administrator? See
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html

    Note: It is the custom in this newsgroup to quote the post to
    which you are replying. It makes for better continuity.

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    "jardin" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message news:b1d8d747b052b1cd264c03b5c6c8c05a@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >
    > Hi Shawn and thx for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work though
    > what was described by the "fix" was exactly my prob. (see original
    > post). I downloaded "unassociate" file and "unassociated" my .pdf
    > files. I than went into Abobe and Help and asked to "repair Adobe
    > instal"...When I tried to open a .pdf in window mail it tried to open
    > via windows photo...i than 'associated' .pdf's back to Adobe and got the
    > same error message again. Ugh...any more ideas? Thanks for any and all
    > ur help.
    >
    >
    > --
    > jardin

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    Hi Gary,

    I have the exact same problem as jardin and the above solution did not work
    for me either. After running unassoc, running Adobe reader as administrator
    and repairing its install, Windows Mail will then open .pdf files with ....
    Powerpoint! And when I re-associate .pdf with Adobe Reader, I'm back to
    square 1.....

    Michele

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > You may have missed one critical step. Did you run Adobe Reader
    > as administrator? See
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html
    >
    > Note: It is the custom in this newsgroup to quote the post to
    > which you are replying. It makes for better continuity.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
    >
    >
    > "jardin" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message news:b1d8d747b052b1cd264c03b5c6c8c05a@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    > >
    > > Hi Shawn and thx for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work though
    > > what was described by the "fix" was exactly my prob. (see original
    > > post). I downloaded "unassociate" file and "unassociated" my .pdf
    > > files. I than went into Abobe and Help and asked to "repair Adobe
    > > instal"...When I tried to open a .pdf in window mail it tried to open
    > > via windows photo...i than 'associated' .pdf's back to Adobe and got the
    > > same error message again. Ugh...any more ideas? Thanks for any and all
    > > ur help.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > jardin
    >

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    Hello Michele,

    As a workaround for now, you should be able to save the .pdf file to your desktop first and open it from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Hi Gary,

    I have the exact same problem as jardin and the above solution did not work
    for me either. After running unassoc, running Adobe reader as administrator
    and repairing its install, Windows Mail will then open .pdf files with ....
    Powerpoint! And when I re-associate .pdf with Adobe Reader, I'm back to
    square 1.....

    Michele

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    > You may have missed one critical step. Did you run Adobe Reader
    > as administrator? See
    > Unable to open .PDF attachments from Windows Mail
    >
    > Note: It is the custom in this newsgroup to quote the post to
    > which you are replying. It makes for better continuity.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
    >
    >
    > "jardin" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message news:b1d8d747b052b1cd264c03b5c6c8c05a@newsgroup-gateway.com...
    > >
    > > Hi Shawn and thx for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work though
    > > what was described by the "fix" was exactly my prob. (see original
    > > post). I downloaded "unassociate" file and "unassociated" my .pdf
    > > files. I than went into Abobe and Help and asked to "repair Adobe
    > > instal"...When I tried to open a .pdf in window mail it tried to open
    > > via windows photo...i than 'associated' .pdf's back to Adobe and got the
    > > same error message again. Ugh...any more ideas? Thanks for any and all
    > > ur help.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > jardin

    >

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    What happens if you save the .pdf attachment, and then double-click on
    that saved file? If it opens in Adobe Reader, that may be the best you can do,
    as I'm not aware of any other fixes.

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    "Michele" <Michele@newsgroup> wrote in message news:ECD89296-5FEC-48AF-A0E2-414B10FE185A@newsgroup

    > Hi Gary,
    >
    > I have the exact same problem as jardin and the above solution did not work
    > for me either. After running unassoc, running Adobe reader as administrator
    > and repairing its install, Windows Mail will then open .pdf files with .....
    > Powerpoint! And when I re-associate .pdf with Adobe Reader, I'm back to
    > square 1.....
    >
    > Michele
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> You may have missed one critical step. Did you run Adobe Reader
    >> as administrator? See
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html
    >>
    >> Note: It is the custom in this newsgroup to quote the post to
    >> which you are replying. It makes for better continuity.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen
    >>
    >>
    >> "jardin" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message news:b1d8d747b052b1cd264c03b5c6c8c05a@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >> >
    >> > Hi Shawn and thx for your help. Unfortunately it didn't work though
    >> > what was described by the "fix" was exactly my prob. (see original
    >> > post). I downloaded "unassociate" file and "unassociated" my .pdf
    >> > files. I than went into Abobe and Help and asked to "repair Adobe
    >> > instal"...When I tried to open a .pdf in window mail it tried to open
    >> > via windows photo...i than 'associated' .pdf's back to Adobe and got the
    >> > same error message again. Ugh...any more ideas? Thanks for any and all
    >> > ur help.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > jardin
    >>

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    Just want all to know that when I went back and did all as "Administrator" it WORKED!! THANKS ALL (yes I'm YELLING...

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    I think that's what we advised you to do. :-)

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    "jardin" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message news:88eb503c6a1827259ab92a51203e7059@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >
    > Just want all to know that when I went back and did all as
    > "Administrator" it WORKED!! THANKS ALL (yes I'm YELLING...
    >
    >
    > --
    > jardin

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    Re: create an association, windows mail

    thx Gary

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