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Windows 7: .PDF reader

21 Aug 2016   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Callender
My folder 'PDF Reader' for PDF-XChangeViewerPortable.exe is not on my Laptop or any other pdf readers except the 2 files I downloaded as above for PDFXEditor.exe both have been unzipped to a new folder x 2 (one each). Doing once again as you kindly suggested = Nothing happens no matter how long i wait.


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21 Aug 2016   #12
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Just thinking about it - maybe using the root of C: could be the problem. <snip>

Maybe try moving the program folder.
Yep, that's why I asked the same question in my previous reply.
It does seem like an odd place to put it.

Just so that we can all learn, it would be good to know if moving that folder resolves the issue.

MM
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21 Aug 2016   #13
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Just thinking about it - maybe using the root of C: could be the problem. Personally I create a folder for some portable apps like this:

C:\Portable Apps

Maybe try moving the program folder.
I have had PDF-XChangeViewerPortable.exe files in my PDF Reader folder on C: Drive for ages.
I recently put Thunderbird Portable's files into a folder called TB Mail Portable on D: Drive with a desktop shortcut on both my computers, it works perfectly. Just before you suggest doing it with pdf reader, I have done it & it still won't work.
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21 Aug 2016   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Would you be able to provide a link to download the software?

Thanks.

Also does it actually launch if you just browse to the folder and run the executable from there?

PDFXEdit.exe - Open the containing folder and click PDFXEdit.exe to run. Does it launch?
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21 Aug 2016   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay I think that I've figured it out. You must have downloaded the zipped program installer rather than the portable version of the program. It's an easy to make mistake.
.PDF reader-tracker-software-downloads-1.jpg
You actually need one of these two downloads (your choice if you want OCR)
.PDF reader-tracker-software-downloads-2.jpg
If I download the zipped program installer I get exactly the problem you describe.

Anyway here's direct download links if you prefer:

Script:

http
://downloads.pdf-xchange.com/PDFXEdit_Portable_NoOCR.zip

http://downloads.pdf-xchange.com/PDFXEdit_Portable.zip 
Suggest deleting the folder you created and start again.


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22 Aug 2016   #16
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Well my friend you must be a mind reader, as I had this image made before your post yours above but was reluctant to post it as the administrators don't like links to other sites.

.PDF reader-pdf-page.png

I have removed everything and tried from scratch as you suggested & failed again.
I used to use Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro which had to be disabled to allow me to do certain tasks. I now use built-in firewall.
I also use Avast, it's latest version includes HIPS so I will try with it disabled. Wish me luck.


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22 Aug 2016   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have to point out that in your screenshot in the above Post #16

If you click on the download button as shown it will download the installer and not the portable version. You must select the portable version from the drop down list before downloading.

It would be simple to copy and paste one of the download links provided in the box in Post #15
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22 Aug 2016   #18
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I do know how to download the file I want, its just that if I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all.
I have temporarily abandoned the pdf reader & now playing with Google calendar. Where my luck is the same.
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22 Aug 2016   #19
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I'd be very intersted to know what happens if you just try to launch the program by opening the folder then clicking on the executable. Does it work? (as asked previously)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Also does it actually launch if you just browse to the folder and run the executable from there?

PDFXEdit.exe - Open the containing folder and click PDFXEdit.exe to run. Does it launch?
.PDF reader-pdfxedit_portable_noocr.jpg


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22 Aug 2016   #20
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Callender, thanks for the reminder to your previous question & my apologies for failing to answer. I have both portable files on my usb stick, both open ok.

.PDF reader-c.png
Number 1 has NoOCR


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