I have had Adobe Reader for quite a few years now. I have utilized it, mostly in my college studies. And now, that I am attempting to go back to school, I am finding that I cannot use my reader view or create my pdf files. I tried to uninstall the program and reinstall it. But, it stated that I did not have the permission nor the software to do so. I then looked through my old emails and there was a request for me to change my password because someone had infiltrated my account and corrupted the tool. I have no clue as to how to reinstate the functioning of my reader at this point. Can you help? ASAP?
First, Reader cannot create pdf files. Never could. Any problem with your old Reader not being able to read pdf files may be due to old formats, corruption of your Reader installation, virii, and other issues. We need information. What OS are you running? What version and what program are you using: Reader or Acrobat (commercial program that can create pdf files).
How are you trying to open pdf files (in a browser [if so which]), on your computer by double-clicking on the file, through the application itself using File -> Open menu item?
I only click on the files to open them. I usually can identify the pdg files by the Adobe Reader icon on each of them. Now, they no longer show the Reader icon. Whenever I want to open up a pdf, it asks me to choose a program to view it with. I tried several of the programs offered, none of them worked. I downloaded the reader off of this same website..
No. It looks as if I don't even have it installed anymore. But, when I go to my control panel to try and delete the reader, it only displays an installer to uninstall and then, when I try to do so, it does not give me permission.Then, when I try and reinstall the reader from this site,it gets to about 94% and then it says install unsuccessful. What do I do now?
You still haven't told us your operating system, but since you mention Control Panel in your last post, I assume it's Windows.
Before running the installer from my previous link, download and run the cleaner tool http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html