Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: .PDF reader

23 Aug 2016   #21
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
I have both portable files on my usb stick, both open ok.
Number 1 has NoOCR
Okay maybe we are getting somewhere. I'm not sure if it's possible to set a default program for opening files if the program is on USB. Copy one of those folders to your Windows partition (typically C: drive) and launch the program. Then exit the program.

Then go through the same process as before - setting it as the default program for PDF's using the executable that you copied to your windows partition.

If anyone knows how to set a portable program stored on USB as default please post.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Aug 2016   #22
Callender

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

Because you've downloaded a file and stored it in USB even if you move it elsewhere you might need to "Unblock" the file before you can set it as default program via the method that you are trying to use.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

(See Option One)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2016   #23
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post

Okay maybe we are getting somewhere. I'm not sure if it's possible to set a default program for opening files if the program is on USB. Copy one of those folders to your Windows partition (typically C: drive) and launch the program. Then exit the program.
When I download anything it gets saved to desktop. I then copy the files to my USB, knowing I can play with them without worrying as I have the untouched originals on my USB.
The only portable programs on C: Drive are AudacityPortable & PDF Reader. I have ThunderbirdPortable, FireFoxPortable, DVDStylerPortable, HDD ScannerPortable, EverythingPortable, GeekUninstallerPortable, MoodConnectionWatchPortable, ProcessMonitorPortable, RevoUninstallerPortable & Speccy Portable on D: Drive. They all work perfectly on both my computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Aug 2016   #24
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Because you've downloaded a file and stored it in USB even if you move it elsewhere you might need to "Unblock" the file before you can set it as default program via the method that you are trying to use.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

(See Option One)
All this is not required, see my last post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2016   #25
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post

When I download anything it gets saved to desktop. I then copy the files to my USB, knowing I can play with them without worrying as I have the untouched originals on my USB.
The only portable programs on C: Drive are AudacityPortable & PDF Reader. I have ThunderbirdPortable, FireFoxPortable, DVDStylerPortable, HDD ScannerPortable, EverythingPortable, GeekUninstallerPortable, MoodConnectionWatchPortable, ProcessMonitorPortable, RevoUninstallerPortable & Speccy Portable on D: Drive. They all work perfectly on both my computers.
Well all I can suggest is to copy the folder containing PDFXE (portable) onto your C drive then launch it. Onxe it has launched exit the program then try setting it as the default program for PDFs.

Maybe it will work or maybe it won't!

Those other programs you mentioned:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
ThunderbirdPortable, FireFoxPortable, DVDStylerPortable, HDD ScannerPortable, EverythingPortable, GeekUninstallerPortable, MoodConnectionWatchPortable, ProcessMonitorPortable, RevoUninstallerPortable & Speccy Portable on D: Drive. They all work perfectly on both my computers.
As far as I can see they would work fine without being set as the default program for opening any file types.

Also could you export this registry key and upload it?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf

Open registry editor then navigate to the .pdf key in the left pane and right click it. Choose "Export" then Save As PDF.reg

Then attach the file so I/ we can look at it. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2016   #26
Callender

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

I tried this and it worked for me. I cannot say for sure if it will work for you but here's the details.

Download Default Programs Editor (Portable Free)

Right click the executable and "Run as administrator"

In the window that opens click "File Type Settings"

In the search/ filter box type .pdf

Double click "PDF Document" when it appears.

The Open menu may show a different program but double click and on the screen that opens type text like this:
.PDF reader-default-programs-editor-administrator-.jpg
So the Command should read &Open

Program Path should read:

"C:\Portable Apps\PDFXEdit_Portable_NoOCR\PDFXEdit.exe" "%1"

Replace C:\Portable Apps\PDFXEdit_Portable_NoOCR\PDFXEdit.exe in the line above with the full path to the executable. Include the quotes and add a space then "%1" at the end.

Choose Icon if you want to.

Click "Save Context Menu"

Hopefully it works!

On my machine this pops up when the entry is saved. You can see the registry location.
.PDF reader-mj-regwatcher.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2016   #27
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Here is how it looks + 1

.PDF reader-rr.png

PDF.reg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2016   #28
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post

Here is how it looks + 1

Attachment 390860

Attachment 390861
Okay that's not right. Try adding PDFXedit.exe as the default program as in Post #26

Also if you have place the folder containing PDFXedit.exe on your windows partition. launched it and opened a PDF from the GUI it should show up in the screenshot in this post. It doesn't.

Confirm please that you managed to use it to open a PDF and that you have the folder on your windows partition.

If that's the case then I'm stuck so if anyone else wants to help feel free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2016   #29
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Re Post#26,
this is as far as I got.

.PDF reader-gc.png

I also tried this with my original pdf reader removed.

.PDF reader-gc1.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2016   #30
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Callender,
Thanks to 'Default Programs Editor' I now get :-

.PDF reader-pdf.png
Success

Now for my other computer.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 .PDF reader




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Found generic reader for SD card in 19in 1multi reader AWOL
I have tried to download some pictures to my Dell Inspiron MT560 from an SD card, using the in-built multi card reader. The reader did not recognise the card and after several attempts I viewed the properties in Device Manager. For some reason, although drivers for other cards appear, that for the...
Drivers
Does an SD Card Reader need the Realtek 2.0 Card Reader Driver?
Hello, I have a question about SD Card Readers. I have one where you insert the SD Card, and plug in a USB cable to connect it to the computer. Does the SD Card use a USB Root Hub to connect, or does it use the Realtek 2.0 Card Reader? My real question is, if I had accidentally uninstalled my...
Drivers
SD card stopped working in old reader while reader and card are OK
Windows 7 SP2 Intel desktop PC. I have a weird 3 slot internal USB card reader problem. All SD and mSD cards (last with adapter) are recognized normally as storage devices except one Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GB micro SD, which worked normally until 2 weeks ago but still works normally with other...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App