Solved what do you do if messed up pdf files by usng zipped folders

February 22, 2013 at 16:24:38
Specs: Windows XP

I tried to reduce the size of a pdf file by selecting send pdf to compressed zip folder and when it asked to you want to designate compressed(zipped) folders as the application for handling zipped folders I clicked yes. I have now messed up all my pdf folders as when try to open any told that the archive is wither unknown format or damaged. Is there any way to sort this so that I can get my pdfs back as before?

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February 24, 2013 at 12:09:11

My suggestion in #1 should have sorted this out - like this:

Right click any saved pdf file, select "Open with" and see if Adobe Reader appears on the list. If so select that.

If it isn't listed then use "Choose Program" > "Browse" and follow this path:
Program Files > Adobe > Reader 9.0 > Reader > AcroRd32.exe

AcroRd32.exe is the file you want.

Ensure you check the box that says:
"Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

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#1
February 22, 2013 at 19:14:10

Right click any saved pdf file. Select "Open With" and associate it which whatever you used to open pdf's with - probably Adobe Reader.

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February 23, 2013 at 03:03:59

Hi I can open the file by doing what you say but wondered if there was any way I could reverse what I had previously done so that can take what I put into zip folder before out of zip and not have all my pdf files affected as now. With all pdf files they will not open by clicking on them as normal. I want to reverse the action I did that caused the problem in first place as I need to be able to send them as part of business process for company I work with. But thanks for your reply.

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#3
February 23, 2013 at 07:18:17

What do you get if you extract the contents of the zip files?

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#4
February 23, 2013 at 14:30:09

If I click on the zip file I get message - cannot open file C:\documentsand settings\user\mydocuments etc.zip
If I right click on zip file and open with adobe I get - adobe reader could not open x.zip because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged( for example, it was sent as an email attachment & wasn't correctly decoded). If I try to open with win rar archiver I can see the file but cannot open. If I try to open with compressed zip folder I can see the pdf but cannot open it

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February 23, 2013 at 14:39:52

Can you use Winrar to extract the pdf files to some other location?

If so it's a matter of correcting the file associations as per #1.

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February 24, 2013 at 09:25:10

Hi If I use winrar I can extract to anothet loacation and then get pdf back and open as per 1 with adobe. So than you for that. I just wish how I knew to eliminate the issue of all pdf files have been impacted by my initial actions. Wish I had not tried it!

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#7
February 24, 2013 at 09:55:38

You should be able to compress pdf's but as it happens it is not usually worth it.
They are often already compressed so you would see little change in size.
Just for info jpg pictures are always compressed (if you didn't already know).

"when it asked to you want to designate compressed(zipped) folders as the application for handling zipped folders I clicked yes".
That reads a bit strange - maybe there was a reference to Adobe or pdf somewhere.

So, can you now double click any saved pdf on the system and it opens properly?

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#8
February 24, 2013 at 10:29:46

Hi the only way I can open a pdf file is to open it with adobe. Double clicking no longer works. Really annoyed that I have messed it up.

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February 24, 2013 at 12:09:11
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My suggestion in #1 should have sorted this out - like this:

Right click any saved pdf file, select "Open with" and see if Adobe Reader appears on the list. If so select that.

If it isn't listed then use "Choose Program" > "Browse" and follow this path:
Program Files > Adobe > Reader 9.0 > Reader > AcroRd32.exe

AcroRd32.exe is the file you want.

Ensure you check the box that says:
"Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
February 24, 2013 at 12:54:10

That worked - fantastic! Thanks a million. Really appreciate your help

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#11
February 24, 2013 at 12:56:43

Really glad to hear it - sorry if I didn't spell it out well enough at #1.

If you want to mark this post as solved then just select a Best Answer.

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