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Why can't I open pdf documents?

(3 Posts)
plonker Sun 26-Jun-11 22:38:40

I used to be able to open them/save them etc and now I can't do anything confused

Please help!

Niecie Mon 27-Jun-11 02:19:27

I had this problem about a week or so ago when I updated Explorer and then found I couldn't open pdf files at all - they kept trying to open via Media Centre and this just doesn't work.

I had to Google this answer so I am not an expert but this worked for me

- click on the Start button on the bottom left hand corner
- click on Default programs
- click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program
- find .pdf in the Name column and then click on Change Program
- I linked pdf files to Adobe Reader and that works but on the the laptop I am using now, which runs Windows Vista, it seems to be linked to Vista pdf, whatever that is. You can download Adobe Reader for free from their website if you need to.

Hope that works for you too.

NetworkGuy Mon 27-Jun-11 12:41:23

plonker - sometimes the solution depends on which operating system you are using - eg Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OSX v10.5 etc

For example, I am using Win XP and have never seen 'Default Programs' on the Start menu, but know that (for my PCs) the file associations are controlled within Windows Explorer.

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