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Outlook opening pdf attachments with Windows Media Player

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Outlook is trying top open pdf attachments wtih Windows Media Player.  When I save the attachment to a file, or to the desktop it opens with a double click as it should.  But when attached to an email it always attempts to open with Windows Media Player.  Any suggestions?

In the "Set Associations" section of the "Default Programs", it is associated with Adobe Reader.
I've re-installed Adobe Reader as well but still same problem.

Computer specs: Win 7 Pro, Office 2010 SBE,
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try changing the file type association for PDF files to something like Internet Explorer and then back again.

Also check to see if the admin account on the system has the file type associations set properly.

If that doesn't work, delete the PDF file entry as admin.  

Then reinstall Adobe Reader and see if that has any effect.

Otherwise try to create a new Outlook profile if you can and see if that resolves your issue.
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I uninstalled all adobe acrobat programs (turns out they had adobe acrobat standard as well as the latest free adobe acrobat reader program).  I re-installed adobe acrobat free version.

This might have resolved the issue but I also disabled windows media center here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15530/uninstall-disable-or-remove-windows-7-media-center/
which might have also resolved the issue.
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by:chadwillbe
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I uninstalled all adobe acrobat programs (turns out they had adobe acrobat standard as well as the latest free adobe acrobat reader program).  I re-installed adobe acrobat free version.

This might have resolved the issue but I also disabled windows media center here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15530/uninstall-disable-or-remove-windows-7-media-center/
which might have also resolved the issue
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