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.