When Adobe X was released, I installed the update. Now, when I try to open PDFs, a window appears prompting me to select a program in which to open the PDF, none of which work. I tried to uninstall X and reinstall it; however, now a window appears indicating that I need to select a location from where the Adobe 7.0.9 installation package was saved to (which is typically on my C drive). The 7.0.9 installation package disappeared from my computer when X was installed. I also tried to install versions 8 and 9 of Adobe, however, error messages also appeared reverting back to the 7.0.9 installation package. The answer to my problem appears to be reinstalling the earlier version, or the "foundation" for updated versions.
The system restore feature on my computer dates back only a couple of months, and has been no help. I have also tried to locate the 7.0.9 or 7.0.0 versions for installation on the internet and the Adobe website, with no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions? I absolutely need Adobe to open PDFs when I start my MBA program in a couple of months. Using the "quick view" for PDFs is okay, but not ideal.
Thank you in advance.
You could try using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove all traces of any existing versions of Reader previous to installing the version you want. This utility is no longer supported by Microsoft because it can conflict with Win 7, but you can still find it in sites like http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459
Thank you, Claudio. I will give your suggestion a try.