I installed Adobe Acrobat Reader X on a Windows XP Pro system that already had Adobe Acrobat 7 installed. I want to use Acrobat 7 as my main PDF application but I need Reader X occasionally to read PDFs that won't open with Acrobat 7. One of the irritations with the Reader X install is that it automatically (without asking) makes Reader X the default application for PDFs! This was easy to fix by re-assigning PDFs to Acrobat 7. However, Reader X install also changes the icon for PDFs, for example directory listings in My Computer show this new icon. I want the old icon back. Is there a way to restore the default Acrobat 7 icon. The new Reader X icon is ugly. I don't want to be reminded constantly that the Acrobat Reader X install hi-jacked my system and made a change without asking me.
As I understand things, Adobe does neither reccomend nor support the installation of both Acrobat and Reader on the same Win machine unless they are both versions 10 or higher. I would suggest removing both and reinstalling the one you want to keep or upgrading Acrobat to the latest version and reinstalling both.
Thank you for your comments.
Actually, I am having no problems whatsoever with Acrobat 7 and Reader X on my Windows XP Pro system. The two programs coexist without any issues. The only concern I have is that the install of Reader X changed the icon for PDF files.
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