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Windows 7: Cannot open PDFs from a specific network folder / must copy to desktop

18 May 2016   #11

Win7 64bit

Hi All

I've got the same Issue. I figuered out, that on one Folder i did not get the List right. e.g \a\b\c misses List right on B. Granting the Right opens the PDF. Opening a JPG without the List right works, it's only with PDF (doc, xls all are fine)

We wan't to "protect" the Files by not showing the Folder b to the Users. Only the Systeme knows about the fully qualified Path. If you try this localy it also shows the same behavior! i've removed the inheritance on folder b and c and then removed all rights from b (with even prevent me the deletion of the folder...). Browsing to the folder ist now not possible anymore. but putting the FQ Path c:\a\b\c into the File Explorere shows me the PDF as expected. Double clicking on it opens the PDF NOT anymore....
very stange as if i but a JPG into this folder (or any other document) they open as expected.

Any Ideas?

PS: right click and "open with" and choosing notepad opens the file! it seams that it is a Reader Applikation Issue only!!!

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19 Jul 2016   #12

Windows 10 64 bit

I realize this is a seven forum, but I had the same issue and believe it's not a 7 problem. I'm using Windows 10 64-bit and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. My solution:
In Adobe, go to Open and browse to the network drive. If it is not there, right-click My Computer (or This PC in w10) and do map drive. Map the drive as if you were in Windows itself.
Hope this helps someone else.
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19 Jul 2016   #13

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaimeZX View Post
Couldn't get them to bite off on that, but they adjusted my permissions, reboot, and had me try something else.
Get this: (simplifying the path)
My O:\ drive is mapped to //flower/a/

My problem is with O:\b\c\d\*.pdf

If I put in the address bar: //flower/a/b/c/d I can open the PDFs just fine.

I tried un-mapping and re-mapping O: to no avail.

So I mapped //flower/a/b/c/d as "F:\" and all is well.

I just have to make sure that I use my F: path when accessing those folders rather than the O:\ path.

Still annoying but not TOO bad of a work-around I guess.

Maybe due to \ / forward & backward slash, as which is correct to use.
If could be the way on which forward or backward slash is correct or not.

Backward slash \ for explorer
Forward slash / for network &or IP Address.
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