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Unable to open PDF files in email attachments

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Tense, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. Tense

    Tense Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2001
    I received an invoice over the internet that is a PDF file and when I try to open it I get an error message that says, "This file does not have a program associated with it performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel". I looked in Control Panel and was unable to find anything in Folder Options to fix this problem. Any ideas?
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  3. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

    Nov 28, 2005
    Do you have Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other program that can display a PDF file installed on your computer?

    EDIT: Is the e-mail and PDF file from someone or a company that you would expect to be sending you an invoice? If not, it could be spam or even worse, a computer virus.
  4. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    You can get Foxit Reader 2.0 for Windows that is small and faster then Acrobat Reader.

    Then you have 3 version to pick from.
    The (ZIP Package: .zip, 1.83 MB) you just unzip it to it's own folder and can run it without a install.
  5. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
    If you have pdf software installed ..
    You may have to go to Folder options .. File types .. and fix it.

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  6. beazo


    May 11, 2008
    I have the same problem.. I cannot directly open pdf attachments in my email.. It says the same " this file does not have a program associated to open it," i have the latest adobe pdf reader..?? any ideas..??
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