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Windows 7: PDF association missing from windows file list

04 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7
PDF association missing from windows file list

seem to have a strange problem, suddenly I cannot open a pdf, the list of files to associate is minus the .pdf extension

Also have uninstalled adobe reader, tried to re install it but keeps throwing up error 15040. Would appreciate any help to solve this
Thanks and Regards

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04 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I saw a few pages on Google Search for that error number that suggest JAVA needs to be installed.
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04 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

If OP downloads and install Adobe Reader or an alternative PDF reader, that should place the PDF extension back into the list of associations, correct?
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04 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

See here to restore pdf extension support: Default File Type Associations - Restore

Where are you downloading Adobe Reader from? Try here:
Make sure you uncheck McAfee before starting the download.
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04 Mar 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If Adobe does not work, get Foxit. That is a nice reader.
Free PDF Reader | PDF Viewer Download | Foxit Reader
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