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Windows 7: Cannot perform maintanance on PDFs

12 Mar 2015   #1

Cannot perform maintanance on PDFs

I am a relatively new Win7 pro x64 user with just over a year experience. The most beneficial help I've found netwide is here on Windows 7 forum. Currently I have been hitting a wall with this issue and joined the forum in hopes of resolving it without screwing up an otherwise fine running system.

I am no fan of adobe's flash or reader applications. Given most malware rides within those formats I never installed reader and only recently removed flash since youtube went html5 video. I use PDF-XChange Viewer and have Javascript actions disabled. I try to keep pdf documents that I want to add notes and stuff out of the documents library after trying to delete a pdf document only to have the wait icon spinning forever without ever deleting the pdf document(s). Within Explorer, I cannot right click-> context menu -> properties dialog come up for any pdf files. I have a doPDF print driver installed for saving web pages as a pdf formated reference. The issue appears to be escalating with what I can't do with pdf files. I have installed the TakeOwnership context menu which functions fine except with pdf files. I get a blank cmd window when attempting to take ownership of any pdf file. I do not trust the unlocker app but run NirSofts OpenedFilesView which does allow me to kill locked up pdf files. I have to kill Explorer and restart it whenever I try to perform any file maintenance on a pdf file. Explorer preview pane works until I try to do any maintenance. Then it's a kill/restart cycle to regain windows explorer. I can open a pdf file, then add notes and save as another renamed file but I can not over write the original pdf.

This issue has me stumped. I have searched far and wide with no success and seek advice. Thanks

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12 Mar 2015   #2


Found the culprit. The doPDF device running is version 7. The newer version phones home too much for me so I reverted back to ver 7. Uninstalled same and problem disappeared. Reinstalled same ver and so far so good.
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