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How to change the default program IE uses

  1. Dec 31, 2007 #1

    stewartcs

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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?

    Thanks...CS
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2008 #2

    ranger

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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.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2008 #3

    stewartcs

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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.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2008 #4

    stewartcs

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    Also, it started doing this after I installed PDF Convert Professional by ScanSoft.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2008 #5

    stewartcs

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    Well I was finally able to fix it by re-installing Adobe Reader.
     
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