Can't open PDF file directly fr Window Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Simon, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    I could not open the attached pdf files in Window Mail directly from the
    paper clip icon drop down menu. However I can open it after saving the
    attachement to other folders like desktop. The error msg (simplified version):

    The file does not associate with a prog, set it at control panel.

    But the control panel setting show pdf was associated to Adobe reader 9.1.

    Please help.
     
    Simon, Mar 19, 2009
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  2. Simon

    mac Guest

    See:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html
     
    mac, Mar 19, 2009
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  3. Simon

    pest01824 Guest

    I have the same problem and it is not an association problem, I'm usin
    Eudora on Vista and when I get a PDF attachment and try to open it I ge
    the error message "there is an error opening this document. File can no
    be found" can anyone help

    thank

    P.S. I'm using Adobe Reader 9.
     
    pest01824, Mar 19, 2009
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  4. This newsgroup is dedicated to the Windows Mail program.
    Sorry, we're not set up to support other email clients.
    I'm sure there is a Eudora users forum somewhere.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 19, 2009
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  5. Simon

    pest01824 Guest

    Gary, thank you for the email, while I'm using eudora, the problem seem
    to be between Vista and Adobe as I don't have problems with othe
    attachments and I never had this problem with XP, you can suggest
    forum that can address this issue. thanks
     
    pest01824, Mar 19, 2009
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  6. Are you telling me the Eudora users forum has no Vista experts? :)

    One possible fix for that problem is to install the Foxit PDF reader:
    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

    It seems to do a better job of registering itself with the OS than
    Adobe Reader does. I ran into similar problems with Windows Mail,
    and used the published fix for that:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html
    but the fix never lasted very long. I think part of the problem is that
    Adobe frequently sends out updates, which causes the 'fix' to be reset.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 19, 2009
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  7. Simon

    Stevey Guest

    You're describing a well know long existing problem that has no
    solution other than detaching the attachment and opening it from a
    file.
     
    Stevey, Mar 19, 2009
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