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I have Vista Home Basics.E mail attachments will not open via Adobe 8.1.2 message reads "Adobe Reader could not open because it is either not a supported file or because the file has been damaged eg the file sent as an attachment and not decoded correctly" Please help regards Peter O'Donovan

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