PDF opens from filesystem but not from email
Posted on 2013-10-23
I recently setup an old PC with WinXP SP3 and OE (Outlook Express 6) for a friend.
I installed Adobe Reader XI, but when the user tries to open PDFs attached to emails, this message comes up:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel"
(The only button available from that error dialog box is "OK".)
To work around this, the PDF can be saved and opened from the filesystem (e.g. via Windows Explorer) by simply double-clicking it.
Q1. Why am I getting an error in OE but not in Windows Explorer?
Q2. How can it be resolved, so PDFs can be opened directly from OE?