You should be able to go Control Panel > Folder options and change the default program to use for files with a pdf extension.
I do have the default program for pdf files set to Adobe Reader 9 on Windows Vista Home Premium.
The process the computer goes through when trying to open a pdf file using Internet Explorer 7 is initially to try to open it using Foxit Reader with windows security allowing me to block this then automatically opening it using Adobe Reader 9.
Thanks for any advice.
I am not the most IE savvy person as my main browser is Opera. However, try this: in IE, choose Tools > Manage Add-ons. From there, hopefully you can either delete Foxit Reader as an add-on or else change the default program for pdf helper.
Also, in Adobe Reader make sure you have Edit > Preferences > Internet > "Display PDF in browser" checked.
I cannot see Foxit Reader as an add-on in IE and Adobe Reader 9 is the default for pdf helper.
"Display pdf in brower" is checked in Adobe Reader.
Thanks for your suggestions
you need to do the following to fix up the associations in Vista
1. go to control panel
2. default programs
3. set associations
find the ".pdf"
4. go to the "change program" button and chose Adobe
hope this helps
Try repairing / reinstalling the latest version of Adobe 8 / 9 , if this doesn't solve your problem you need to edit the default adobe reader setting in the registry.
For information on the Windows Registry Editor, see the documentation for Windows or contact Microsoft Technical Support.
- Go to Start > Run
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Browse to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\Exe.
- Make sure that the (Default) value is set for the path where Acrobat or Reader is installed.
The default path for Reader is "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe".
The default path for Acrobat is "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe".
for full details visit: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405461.html
I solved this by going to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers
right click on the pdf printer program you want and select make default
I was getting so frustrated and tried sooooo many different "fixes". Yours worked! Brett, you Rock!
BRETT, YOU RULE. THIS WORKEDFANTASTIC!
WOW Brett thanks so much for the tip it worked a treat!!!!!! Thank you so much
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