1 Reply Latest reply on May 11, 2011 5:04 PM by alexcosby

    PDF and XFDF file associations.

    alexcosby Level 1

      I'm in the process of removing Adobe Acrobat 6.0 from our environment, and changing over to Reader X.  We're using ActivePDF Meridian as the replacement for pdf authoring, and have already installed Reader X.  However, when I uninstall Acrobat 6.0, all PDF/XFDF/FDF/etc. file-type associations are removed.  Reinstalling Reader X works to fix the issue, but I'd prefer to not have to go through that for our users.

      I have a reg file that fixes the PDF associations and opening, but does not work for the XFDF.  What can I add to provide full functionality without reinstalling Reader X?  See below for the current version:

       

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf]
      @="AcroExch.Document"
      "Content Type"="application/pdf"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf]
      "Content Type"="application/vnd.adobe.xfdf"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf\OpenWithList]
      @=""

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf\OpenWithList\AcroRd32.exe]
      @=""

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf\PersistentHandler]
      @="{F6594A6D-D57F-4EFD-B2C3-DCD9779E382E}"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf\ShellEx]

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf\ShellEx\{8895b1c6-b41f-4c1c-a562-0d564250836f}]
      @="{49400A7C-81A8-4F52-8CCE-D54739EE87EC}"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document]
      "BrowseInPlace"="1"
      "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
      @="Adobe Acrobat Document"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\CLSID]
      @="{B801CA65-A1FC-11D0-85AD-444553540000}"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\CurVer]
      @="AcroExch.Document.7"

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\Shell]

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\Shell\Open]

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\Shell\Open\Command]
      @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Reader 10.0\\Reader\\AcroRd32.exe\" \"%1\""

        • 1. Re: PDF and XFDF file associations.
          alexcosby Level 1

          On adding the following, Adobe Reader X attempts to open the document, but it enters a loop between IE and Reader and opens/closes windows indefinitely.  Anyone see the error or what's missing?

           

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf]
          "Content Type"="application/vnd.adobe.xfdf"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\OpenWithList]
          @=""

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\OpenWithList\AcroRd32.exe]
          @=""

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\PersistentHandler]
          @="{F6594A6D-D57F-4EFD-B2C3-DCD9779E382E}"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\ShellEx]

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\ShellEx\{8895b1c6-b41f-4c1c-a562-0d564250836f}]
          @="{49400A7C-81A8-4F52-8CCE-D54739EE87EC}"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc]
          "BrowseInPlace"="1"
          "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
          @="Adobe Acrobat Forms Document"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\CLSID]
          @="{B801CA65-A1FC-11D0-85AD-444553540000}"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\CurVer]
          @="AcroExch.Document.7"

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\Shell]

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\Shell\Open]

          [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\Shell\Open\Command]
          @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Reader 10.0\\Reader\\AcroRd32.exe\" \"%1\""