Re: Unable to open pdf files attached to an email with Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by oldman@old.net, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Guest

    When I get emails with pdf files as attachments I am unable to open
    with Acrobat Reader 8. I get a message that there is not file
    association with this file type please setup an association. When not
    in Windows Live Mail I am able to open the file with Acrobat Reader 8.
    For example, after trying and failing to open the file I drag it to
    the desktop and then click on the file it will be displayed by Acrobat
    8.

    Has anyone any ideas as to what might be the problem.

    Any help appreciated.

    TIA

    oldman
     
    , Jul 18, 2009
    #1
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  2. Uninstall Adobe Reader v8.x | Install Adobe Reader v9.1.2 [1] or Foxit
    Reader [2] | See if the behavior persists now.

    PS: You'll find support for Windows Live Mail (WLMail) in this public
    newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    Via the web-interface:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...dg=microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    Via your newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    ==================
    [1] http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
    [2] http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php


    wrote:
    > When I get emails with pdf files as attachments I am unable to open
    > with Acrobat Reader 8. I get a message that there is not file
    > association with this file type please setup an association. When not
    > in Windows Live Mail I am able to open the file with Acrobat Reader 8.
    > For example, after trying and failing to open the file I drag it to
    > the desktop and then click on the file it will be displayed by Acrobat
    > 8.
    >
    > Has anyone any ideas as to what might be the problem.
    >
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > oldman
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 18, 2009
    #2
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  3. Use this fix:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-Mail.html

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    <> wrote in message news:...
    > When I get emails with pdf files as attachments I am unable to open
    > with Acrobat Reader 8. I get a message that there is not file
    > association with this file type please setup an association. When not
    > in Windows Live Mail I am able to open the file with Acrobat Reader 8.
    > For example, after trying and failing to open the file I drag it to
    > the desktop and then click on the file it will be displayed by Acrobat
    > 8.
    >
    > Has anyone any ideas as to what might be the problem.
    >
    > Any help appreciated.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > oldman
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 19, 2009
    #3
  4. Guest

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I installed Adobe Reader 9 and the
    problems with opening pdf files is now gone.

    oldman

    On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 17:56:26 -0400, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <> wrote:

    >Uninstall Adobe Reader v8.x | Install Adobe Reader v9.1.2 [1] or Foxit
    >Reader [2] | See if the behavior persists now.
    >
    >PS: You'll find support for Windows Live Mail (WLMail) in this public
    >newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >
    >Via the web-interface:
    >http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...dg=microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >
    >Via your newsreader:
    >news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >
    >==================
    >[1] http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
    >[2] http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
    >
    >
    > wrote:
    >> When I get emails with pdf files as attachments I am unable to open
    >> with Acrobat Reader 8. I get a message that there is not file
    >> association with this file type please setup an association. When not
    >> in Windows Live Mail I am able to open the file with Acrobat Reader 8.
    >> For example, after trying and failing to open the file I drag it to
    >> the desktop and then click on the file it will be displayed by Acrobat
    >> 8.
    >>
    >> Has anyone any ideas as to what might be the problem.
    >>
    >> Any help appreciated.
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> oldman
     
    , Jul 19, 2009
    #4
  5. You're welcome & thanks for your feedback.

    wrote:
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > Thanks for the suggestions. I installed Adobe Reader 9 and the
    > problems with opening pdf files is now gone.
    >
    > oldman
    >
    > On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 17:56:26 -0400, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Uninstall Adobe Reader v8.x | Install Adobe Reader v9.1.2 [1] or Foxit
    >> Reader [2] | See if the behavior persists now.
    >>
    >> PS: You'll find support for Windows Live Mail (WLMail) in this public
    >> newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >>
    >> Via the web-interface:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...dg=microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >>
    >> Via your newsreader:
    >> news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
    >>
    >> ==================
    >> [1] http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
    >> [2] http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
    >>
    >>
    >> wrote:
    >>> When I get emails with pdf files as attachments I am unable to open
    >>> with Acrobat Reader 8. I get a message that there is not file
    >>> association with this file type please setup an association. When not
    >>> in Windows Live Mail I am able to open the file with Acrobat Reader 8.
    >>> For example, after trying and failing to open the file I drag it to
    >>> the desktop and then click on the file it will be displayed by Acrobat
    >>> 8.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone any ideas as to what might be the problem.
    >>>
    >>> Any help appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> oldman
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 19, 2009
    #5
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