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Windows 7: .PDF reader

21 Aug 2016   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
.PDF reader

Hi Folks, I am currently using PDF-XChangeViewerPortable.exe it was downloaded as a .Zip file. I used 7Zip to extract the files and put them in a folder called PDF Reader. I put this folder into the root of C: Drive. I then did as in my attachment.Default Program.pdf this worked well for ages, updating the program as required.
A few days ago, I got notification that PDFXEdit.exe (editor) was a superior program from the same company.
I downloaded and unzipped as before but after deleting my old PDF Reader folder.
I have had various attempts at doing as in my attachment all failed. I managed to set it as default in Firefox but not as my Laptop's Default program




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21 Aug 2016   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I'm not seeing an attachment, and I am not familiar with that particular program, but my first question would be: why did you put the folder in the root of the C:\ drive?

Sorry if that's a dumb question, but it would not seem to be the normal place to put such a program.

MM
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21 Aug 2016   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

I'm not seeing an attachment, and I am not familiar with that particular program, but my first question would be: why did you put the folder in the root of the C:\ drive?

Sorry if that's a dumb question, but it would not seem to be the normal place to put such a program.

MM
Hi MM, my attachment is called Default Program .PDF it's on line 2
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21 Aug 2016   #4
Callender

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

Scroll down to see your "other programs" list and see if it appears there.
.PDF reader-default-program.jpg


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21 Aug 2016   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Scroll down to see your "other programs" list and see if it appears there
I tried that every time. first file I d/l was 42.5 mb it had no OCR whatever that i. second file was 29.5 mb both are portable and exactly the same except for size & OCR.
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21 Aug 2016   #6
Callender

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

Okay I just downloaded the portable version. What you need to do is scroll to the bottom and browse to the executable:
.PDF reader-choose-program.jpg
Optionally uncheck "always use this program" if you don't want to make it the default.
.PDF reader-choose-program-2.jpg
Once you've done that it will appear in right click context menu for opening PDF's
.PDF reader-choose-program-3.jpg
If you make it default PDF's will always open in the program when clicked on.


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21 Aug 2016   #7
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Okay I just downloaded the portable version. What you need to do is scroll to the bottom and browse to the executable:

Optionally uncheck "always use this program" if you don't want to make it the default.

Once you've done that it will appear in right click context menu for opening PDF's

If you make it default PDF's will always open in the program when clicked on.
I have tried what you suggested for the past 5 hours with both the files I downloaded as above and it wont work. yet!
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21 Aug 2016   #8
Callender

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

Open With - Change Default Program

Right click on a PDF. Choose "Open With" > "Choose Default Program" > "Browse"

Could you explain what happens when you choose "Browse" then navigate to the executable and open it? Does the file then open or not.
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21 Aug 2016   #9
Callender

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

If it's not working then you might need openwithadd.zip (software) to help. I've used it in the past. See Option two here:

Open with - Add Program
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21 Aug 2016   #10
Callender

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

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.
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