adobe acrobat isnt listed in my program files

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
November 21, 2010 at 12:17:36
Specs: Windows XP Service pk 2, AMD 512 MB
I accidentally clicked to open a file with winword; now I can't open any pdf with Adobe; I try to right click and Open With and even though Adobe is installed on my computer, it doesn't come up on the list when I click on Open With; how do I get my pdf back on track? Thank you.

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#1
November 21, 2010 at 13:14:18
Find a pdf file in "My documents"or whereever on your hard drive. Right click on the document and in the window that pops up click "open with". In the next window that opens, if Adobe is listed then choose that if not then click "browse" and find the exe file for adobe and choose that.

In Windows help it says:

Open the folder that contains the file you want to change.

Right-click the file you want to change and then, depending on the type of file, either click Open with or point to Open with and then click Choose default program.

Click the program you want to use to open the file.

Do one of the following:

If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

If you want only that file to open in the software program this one time, clear the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK."


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#2
November 22, 2010 at 05:26:06
This does not work for me. Open With does not give me the option to open with Adobe. Adobe is not in either list even when I browse. I don't know how to specify the exe. Is there anything else? Thank you.

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#3
November 22, 2010 at 06:35:26
have you try this:
From any windows browser. click Tools>Folder Options>File Types ... etc.

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#4
November 22, 2010 at 18:13:44
As far as I recall the default path for Acrobat is "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe". If yours is different then maybe it will give you a clue.

If all else fails, uninstall Acrobat Reader and install Foxit Reader (free), then find that. It is lighter than Acrobat and does everything just as well.

How to know you are getting old 3:
You start converting your age to hexadecimal


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#5
November 22, 2010 at 18:32:39
Yes, it was helpful. I had to reinstall Adobe and all is well. Thank you.

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#6
November 22, 2010 at 18:34:48
Thank you for the help. I had to reinstall Adobe and now the pdfs are available.

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#7
November 22, 2010 at 18:39:21
Good news - thx for popping back to let us know.

How to know you are getting old 3:
You start converting your age to hexadecimal


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