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PDF attachments won't open in WinLiveMail

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#1 kangaroo


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:07 PM

I have just set up a new Windows 7 Pro 32-bit PC and installed Windows Live Mail and imported the saved OE6 account/contacts/mail data. When I receive a message with a PDF attachment, I try to open the attachment from inside the message and get an error message that there is no program associated with this type of file. I have Adobe Reader v9 installed and this program's icon is shown in the Attachment field in the message. Control Panel program associations shows PDF associated with Adobe Reader. If I save the message to the desktop and then try to open it from there there is no problem. I can also browse in IE to a site where there is a link to a PDF document and I can open it in the browser. How can I fix the problem that PDF message attachments cannot be opened from inside the message?


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:16 PM

Try the solution posted here: http://www.winhelpon...ndows-Mail.html

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:02 AM

Thanks, appleoddity. That's looks as though it is just what I need. I'll post back with the result.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hi appleoddity, That solution worked perfectly. The unassociate page said to use the (Remove file association (user)) so I tried that first to no avail. However, following the referenced article suggestion to Delete File Type (which removes it for all users) and then doing the Repair Adobe Reader worked flawlessly. Thank you so much. You guys keep coming up trumps every time!

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