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create an association, windows mail

#1
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.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
Hello Jardin,

This may be able to help.

Unable to open .PDF attachments from Windows Mail

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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.
 
#3
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.
 
G

Gary VanderMolen

#4
You may have missed one critical step. Did you run Adobe Reader
as administrator? See
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-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
 
M

Michele

#5
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/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-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
>
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#6
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.

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

>
 
G

Gary VanderMolen

#7
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.

--
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


"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/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-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
>>