How do I change the file type from AcroExch.plugin to API file?
Why want you do this?
I want to do this because I have a 3rd party plugin which will not work otherwise.
The 3rd party plugin is FileOpen Installer.
If Adobe Reader 9.2 is installed on the PC first, then the folder c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\plug_ins looks like the attached JPG Adobe Reader 9 Plugin working.jpg
FileOpen Plugin works with the above situation.
Note that it is a 3rd party supplier which sends files which require the 3rd party Plugin FileOpen and a test document is here
If Adobe Acrobat 5.0 is installed on the PC first and the Adobe Reader 9.2, then the folder c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\plug_ins looks like the attached Adobe Reader 9 Plugin Problem.jpg and the test file sent by the British Library above will not open.
You get the following when you try to open the British Library test file (see British Library2.jpg)
FileOpen is installed as a 3rd Party Plugin in Adobe Reader 9.2 and I can see this under Help About 3rd Party Plugins FileOpen Installer.
(Note Adobe Acrobat 5 runs via a network install and is not installed onto the workstation so I can't remove it via Add/Remove Programs).
So I am guessing the problem is to do with the API file type being different when Adobe Acrobat 5 is installed first?