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PDF File Won't Open in Windows Mail

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:59 AM

I receive lots of email with PDF attachments in Windows Mail. I am running Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1.

It is not a problem to receive the email but when I attempt to open the attachment from within Windows Mail I am receiving a message that says there is not a program associated with it.

I do have Adobe 8.1 free reader. Even in Windows Mail it shows that the PDF file has been associated with Adobe 8.1 as I see the Adobe logo in the bar showing the attachment.

I can save the file to my desktop and then open it but I don't understand why I can just open it out of Windows Mail.

I have gone to Set Default Programs and it shows that the .pdf extension default program in Adobe 8.1.

I would sure appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 RandomUser


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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:28 PM

Do the Following, which is the Dirty way to do this and you may lose your all of the mail stored on your PC, but if you're saving copies to the server, then this option will work without issue:

Start:settings: Control Panel: Mail: Show Profiles: Remove the Outlook Profile or the one that has your name on it.

Then, Add a profile in which you'll be asked to re-enter your e-mail account configuration information.

This should fix the problem with PDF attachments.

If you want to know how to back up your mail folders/Files for re-use, let me know.

Good Luck

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