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How to change the default program IE uses

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Dec31-07, 11:07 PM
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For the life of me I can't seem to remember how to change the default program that IE uses to open .pdf files. I want to use Adobe Reader and not Adobe Acrobat.

Can anyone enlighten me?

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Jan2-08, 04:03 PM
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Open Windows Explorer. This is as simple as opening a "My Computer" window. Click Tools > Folder Options > File Types. This should bring up a window that lists file extensions and which programs are responsible for what. Search for PDF. Then from the sub-screen "Details for 'PDF' Extension", click Change, then browse for Adobe Reader.

Hope it helps.
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Jan2-08, 04:36 PM
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I tried that before (and just again) and it didn't work.

It only happens with Internet Explorer though. If I open a .pdf any other way (outside of IE), it opens with Adobe Reader like I want it to, but not with IE.

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Jan2-08, 04:37 PM
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How to change the default program IE uses

Also, it started doing this after I installed PDF Convert Professional by ScanSoft.
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Jan4-08, 01:36 PM
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Well I was finally able to fix it by re-installing Adobe Reader.


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