[Solved] Outlook Express cannot open pdf-attachements.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by snofte, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. snofte

    snofte MDL Member

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    A friend of mine has an old xp-install with oe6 for mail.
    Works ok, but has one problem:
    pdf-attachments wont open in oe6.
    Has to store the attachment on desktop,
    exit oe6, and then open the pdf directly from
    the desktop. Checked controlpanel, folder-alternatives,
    filetypes, and pdf-type is set to open in adobe acrobat.
    Whats wrong with oe 6 ?

    regards
    snofte
     
  2. snofte

    snofte MDL Member

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    Thanks for advise. Have not had the opportunity to visit friend yet to try out,
    but in the meantime, what do you think of this:??
    msimn /reg
    regards
    snofte
     
  3. snofte

    snofte MDL Member

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    Two replies in this thread has been deleted,
    so I try again:
    What is the best way to fix oe6 so that it
    can open pdf-attachments directly ?
    If I save the pdf til desktop, and open it
    outside oe6, it works fine, but it is not the
    way to do it in the long run.
    regards
    Snofte
     
  4. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    Try this:
    From the desktop PDF file > right click on it > select "Open with" > then select oe6 > you could put a check in the box to always use oe6.
     
  5. snofte

    snofte MDL Member

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    Thanks oldsh for tip, tried, but unfortunatly did not help. But have SOLVED the problem:
    Suddenly I had same problem on other xp-pc. It came just after having installed and tried
    a pdf password remover from wondershare.net. Just after this, oe6 could not open pdf attachments.
    Had to remove pdf entry in controlpanel/folderalternatives, then uninstall adobe reader, boot, download and re-install adobe reader. Problem SOLVED !!
    Can anyone explain this strange behaviour ??

    regards
    erik
     
  6. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    pdf password remover from wondershare.net Took over control of any PDF files on you computer would be my best guess. And programs like this to remove passwords never work anyway.