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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't open Foxit pdf files automatically

07 Dec 2009   #1
slapshot1959

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 won't open Foxit pdf files automatically

Having trouble with W7 opening up pdf files with Foxit.
I have set the proper association for pdf files, have no other pdf reader installed, yet everytime I click on a pdf file I get the "Windows cannot find the program ......blah blah blah."
Then I can click browse for program, and foxit reader is listed, then clicking launches it. I do check the "remember this choice for files of this type" but it never does.
Anyone have any ideas why?


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07 Dec 2009   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have been using Foxit successfully for about 2 weeks.

I just checked my "default" and don't even see PDF listed as an extension!!

But when I find a PDF on the web, I can open it with Foxit.

When I look in "set default programs", Foxit is not listed.

Wish I had more insight.
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07 Dec 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try using another PDF reader, like the free PDF XChange. If the problem continues, we know we have a problem. If not, then we know the problem's with Foxit.
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07 Dec 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Jonathan:

I'm not particularly excited about Foxit and would consider PDF Xchange.

Any issues with the free version--nag screens, limitations, pop ups, etc?

I often need to copy and paste from a PDF. Is this easily done and well thought out on PDF Xchange?
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07 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Jonathan:

I'm not particularly excited about Foxit and would consider PDF Xchange.

Any issues with the free version--nag screens, limitations, pop ups, etc?

I often need to copy and paste from a PDF. Is this easily done and well thought out on PDF Xchange?
Nope. PDF X-Change is a good PDF reader IMO. I have not needed to make PDFs, however, so my experience ends with reading.
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