Solved Downloaded Adobe Reader won't open PDF files

January 9, 2010 at 08:36:09
Specs: Windows Vista
Even though I've downloaded adobe reader I can't for the life of me open pdf files. It goes through the motions but nothing happens. Something must be blocking it.

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#1
January 9, 2010 at 08:41:16
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rickle21, Are these pdf files attachments in your e-mail that you're trying to open? Can you save them to your hard drive then see if you can open them? Which e-mail program are you using?

Tufenuf


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#2
January 9, 2010 at 14:47:10
I never thought of saving them first. It works perfectly.. thank-you, but why won't they open first time round? It isn't just email, but I use BT yahoo and hotmail.
Thanks for sorting the problem.

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#3
January 9, 2010 at 15:52:49
rickle21, "why won't they open first time round? It isn't just email, but I use BT yahoo and hotmail."

You may want to go thru some links/threads at the search link below.

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&s...

I personally always save pdf attachments to my hard drive then scan them with my Anti Virus program prior to opening them but that's my choice.

Tufenuf


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#4
January 10, 2010 at 01:17:44
Thanks for your help. I looked at some of the threads/links for email advice. Saving the files first is just fine and probably safer. It's just annoying they won't open initially.

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#5
January 10, 2010 at 05:29:52
You might want to look at this thread as there appears to be more than one way to fix this problem.

I personally use Foxit Reader. It doesn't have all the whistles and bells of Adobe but if you just want to open pdf files it is light and works great.

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-...

Take Care
Deke


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#6
January 10, 2010 at 07:38:27
Thanks Deke. I looked at the techarena but it all looks too techy for me! I'll stick with saving the files first.
Everyone has been really helpful.

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