PDF files are shown as a blank document icon on the desktop or in a folder.
How can I get them to display properly with the PDF icon?
Mac OS - Leopard
Adobe Reader v 9.5.1
Please verify that Adobe Reader 9.5.1 is set as default viewer for PDF file types. If this doesn't helps you, Can you please send us the screenshot of the icon that you are seeing. We would also recommend you to upgrade your Reader 9 to Adobe Reader X from here.
I guess that is the PDF preview that you are seeing. Can you please try the following steps:
1. Place the pdf file on your desktop.
2. Either right-click or Ctrl+Left Click on desktop so that the context menu appears.
3. Select "Show View Options" from that menu.
4. Now uncheck the option that says: "Show icon preview".
Now you should see the default PDF icon. Please let us know if this doesn't helps you.