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Windows 7: Acrobat Reader takes over all icons

16 Jul 2012   #1
Hannetjie

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Acrobat Reader takes over all icons

On my Windows 7 computer Acrobat Reader all of a sudden took over all icons. Everything tried to open in Acrobat Reader. When I right-clicked the Skype icon and specified Open With Skype, all the icons turned into Skype and tried to open with Skype. The same happened when I right-clicked and used Open with on the Windows Mail icon. The only solution was to uninstall Acrobat Reader. Recently I came across someone else who has the same problem, but has not been able to solve it.


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16 Jul 2012   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi, have a look at this tutorial and run the .EXE file and see if it fixes the problem.
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16 Jul 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would do a little Googling and find out whether you even need Acrobat. The choice would be yours.
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17 Jul 2012   #4
Hannetjie

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks! I'm not a tech person and found Lady Bear's suggestion much easier on my confidence. I installed Foxit and now I can read PDF's again. The response has been great - thanks again!
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17 Jul 2012   #5
Hannetjie

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Apologies!!! Layback Bear!!!
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