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Windows 7: Add PDF Progam Not in the Default Programs

17 Nov 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
Add PDF Progam Not in the Default Programs

Tried the .reg changes to solve the "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." and it did not resolve mine.

Get that message when trying to click on a picture that will open a .pdf file within an email received in Live Mail.

The Default Program window does not have a program for this type of file, so how do I get one in there?

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17 Nov 2012   #2
x BlueRobot


Have you tried right-clicking the file:

Open-With > Choose Default Program
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18 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1

The problem is inside an email picture. You select the picture and a coupon is to print but none is the response due to that message.

Same thing is happening in Goggle Docs when I view a pdf file all I get is code. Yet the file will download as a open-able pdf file.

Some how it looks like I need to add a pdf program to the Default Program selection.

Can this be done?
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18 Nov 2012   #4
x BlueRobot


Open with - Add Program

What PDF program are you using?
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19 Nov 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1

Prior to this issue was using Foxit Phantom and was using it when this began. Just installed Adobe Reader just to see if that would make a difference and rebooted to try again. It did not and neither of these are listed in the Default Program listing.

For whatever the reason, no longer having a problem with Goggle opens pdf to view without issue
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