MS Outlook Acrobat Reader attachments

Posted on 2005-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

This probably should be two questions but I will post them together fyi.  One of my office computer is running MS outlook 2003 and when trying to open an acrobat attachment an error msg appears "The System Cannot Find The Path Specified".  I've done a detect and repair in outlook and uninstalled an reinstall acrobat reader ((7.0) previously installed 6.0 with the same error msg) and still receive the same message.  There is no problem opening any other attachments in outlook, only acrobat reader.  

Additionally, after uninstalling and reinstalling acrobat 7.0 several times, while using any other program/file acrobat reader starts  up without command.   Yesterday, it opened without command four times throughout the day.

Have anyone seen/heard of this before.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:wtmitch
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    The error message is down to outlook calling a file that is no longer avaliable i.e a previous version of adobe.

    The below link worked for me

    Pay particular attention to the mention of the program filemon

    Hope this helps :)
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    Sid F, sorry it is taken so long to close this question.  I will not be able to work the error(s) until May 30th or 31st.  Will you bear with me for a couple more weeks.  Thanks.

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    Experts, I  tried your suggestion including cleaning the registery, uninstalled/reinstalled adobe reader without success.  The way I corrected the problem was by going to windows explore\tools\folder options\file types , scrollled down to  the PDF extension and selected the change button and selected the adobe reader icon and wala it worked.

    Thanks to all for your help, you are the greatest.


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