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Windows 7: Adobe Acrobat won't associate with .pdf files

24 Feb 2013   #1
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Adobe Acrobat won't associate with .pdf files

I have the latest Adobe Acrobat reader installed but whenever I double click a .pdf file Windows gives me the "this file does not have a program associated with it" message so I went to control panel>Default Programs and associated pdf files with acrobat , pressed OK then restarted the PC. The problem is still there.


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24 Feb 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try right clicking a pdf> Open with> Choose default program> Select Acrobat from list> Make sure Always use selected program to open this kind of file is checked

Adobe Acrobat won't associate with .pdf files-pdf.jpg

Use the Browse button if Acrobat isn't suggested. What programs are suggested on the list, if that doesn't work? A Guy


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24 Feb 2013   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

also you could try opening adobe reader select edit/preferences /General, then click the select default pdf handler button ,from the window that opens select adobe reader .
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25 Feb 2013   #4
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thank you, I tried both your suggestions but it still didn't work

What solved the problem was downloading and installing a new version of Acrobat
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25 Feb 2013   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted

A Guy
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