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Windows Mail won't open PDF since installing Adobe Reader X


DickGreen

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I am using Windows Mail from within Windows Vista (service pack 2). I have recntly installed Adobe Reader X and now PDF files will not open from within Windows Mail although I can save and then open them. I get the error message "this file does not have a program associated with it for perfoming this action. Create an asociation in the Set Associations control panel" How do I do this? (PDFs are correctly set within Internet Explorer.)

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difarn

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Start - Control Panel - Programs - Default Programs - choose Associate a file type or protocol with a program - wait for the list to populate - browse the list to find the extension you want to create an association for - click on file extension and choose "change" - click on arrow to expand the selection - if you do not see your program choose "browse" to find it - click on that program and then on ok.

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DickGreen

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Thanks, difam. Have already tried that. It says PDF associated with Adobe Reader. If i save the file and then open it it works OK. it is just within Windows Mail that i get this silly response. DickGreen

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difarn

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There are various suggestions on this Microsoft Community forum.

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alanrwood

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Best advice I can give is to uninstall Adobe Reader completely and install Foxit Reader instead. It is much faster and less resource hungry that the later bloated versions of Adobe Reader.

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difarn

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Alanrwood

I agree with that - I too have Foxit Reader installed instead of Adobe.

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Moonsorrow

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try simple Control Panel and Check for Updates, if none, open Adobe Reader and somewhere in the 'Support','Help' or 'Downloads' try to get the latest updates of the application. U must be connected on the internet

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