Why won't Windows 7 upload pdf files?

September 14, 2010 at 17:52:28
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core i3
Have tried compatibility settings, changing the browser from IE8 to Chrome, removing the firewall etc. So, the problem seems instrinsic to Windows. No error messages, the browser silently hangs. This is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The same (small) files upload very quickly and easily on an XP or XP professional system. What is the problem: Adobe or Microsoft?

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September 14, 2010 at 20:23:01
Upload means putting them UP onto the internet, usually onto a site. Download means bringing them DOWN to your computer. Do you mean download?

Know that Windows 7 64bit has 2 versions of internet explorer (the 32bit version AND the 64bit version) and you need to download Acrobat Reader for BOTH version (unless they now have a double download/installer which they did not as of a number of months ago) for it to work right (the same for Java). I know that you would need another version for FireFox (through add-ons), but I only assume you would also need another for Chrome. Look at Adobe's site for more details and download all versions that you will need. That is for OPENING a PDF file. uploading or downloading is the browser.

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If all else fails, read instructions.

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September 15, 2010 at 07:35:39
Obviously, when I say upload, I mean upload. If you are raising this kind of point, it probably means you have no clue to the answer.

I have no difficulty opening the pdf files I have created. I can use either Adobe 6 or 9, but both are 32-bit versions, since both are installed in program files (x86).

The issue is that I cannot upload via http an attachment to my email. That includes hotmail, yahoo, and a paid-for mailbox.

Since the issue persists across different browers, and is specific to pdf files (doc, txt, and html files upload easily), the problem seems to be with the OS (and whatever agreement Microsoft may have had with Adobe regarding ensuring DRM for pdf files).

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February 23, 2011 at 08:30:11
Had a similar problem with 64bit OS. It would only work if I were using a 64bit browser. In 32bit IE or Chrome, hotmail would not let me upload.

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