How do you launch Adobe Reader - from a shortcut, or by double-clicking on a PDF file?
Does C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe actually exist?
If launching from a shortcut, is the above path and program name in the shortcut* in single quotes ( ' ) or double quotes ( " )?
If from a PDF file, is the above path and program name in the file association** in single quotes ( ' ) or double quotes ( " )?
*) right-click on the shortcut | Properties. The path and program should be in the 'Shortcut' tab.
**) open Windows Explorer, Tools | Folder Options | tab File Types. Locate the PDF entry, select it and click 'Advanced'. On the panel that opens click 'Edit'; you should now see the path and program to open a PDF file. (This method is from an older Windows version and could be slightly different on Windows 7.)
Thanks for your reply.
I have tried the following but it still encountered the same error message.
- Launched Adobe Reader (AcroRd32.exe) from C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe.
- Launched from the shortcut, have checked the path and program name are in double quotes ( " ) which are correct settings.
- Checked the file association in "Set Default Programs" option. Confirmed the .PDF is associated to the Adobe Reader program, which is correct too. Re-associated .PDF to the adobe reader again.
- Double-clicked the .PDF file also encountered the same error message.
This is very strange - especially if you launch the executable program direcly.
Sorry, I have no explanation for this.