Solved how to keep adobe reader without icons saying pdf

July 17, 2013 at 16:00:28
Specs: Windows 7, g640 @2.80ghz
i had to install adobe reader for program i was running, but all the icons say pdf now. what do i need to do?

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July 17, 2013 at 20:33:11
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Acrobat Reader is aggressive about making itself the default reader for PDF's. Was there some other program you were opening PDF's with before? If so, just right click one of the files, choose "Open With" and "Choose default program". The other program you were using should still appear in the list.

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July 17, 2013 at 21:52:16
Adobe Reader is attached to a lot of programs in order to hope you skip past the installation process so it can sneak onto your computer. When you installed the program, you should have chosen not to install Adobe Reader. Open up your Control Panel and uninstall Adobe Reader. Then open whatever program you used previously to view PDF files and check for a setting within it to "Set as default for PDFs".

There are a handful of ways to set file-type association, but this method and the one mentioned by TRA should suffice.

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July 17, 2013 at 22:37:50
Are you saying ALL your icons now have PDF attached?

If so, you must have set Adobe to be the default for all file types. Either change that setting or restore the system to an earlier time.

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July 21, 2013 at 15:33:42
If all else fails try the EXE fix from here:

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