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Opening PDF file attachments

#1
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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Bruce Hagen

#2
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.
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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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Gary VanderMolen

#3
Try this fix:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

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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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G
#4
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/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-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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Gary VanderMolen

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