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Cannot Get Rid Of Acrobat Reader 2.1

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#1 Gswiss


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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:01 PM

On a pc running under XP Home SP2, Adobe Reader 6 was installed and running occasionally whenever required. Recently, whenever I double-click on a pdf file, Acrobat Reader 2.1 is launched instead and hangs.

Using Windows Explorer, I noticed that no PDF entry exists under Tools - Folder Options - File Types.

I got rid of all Adobe or Acrobat references on the PC (including registry entries) and re-installed Acrobat 6. I still get 2.1 when I try to open a pdf file. Still no pdf reference in File Type list.

After I got rid of all spywares using AdAware and Spybot, I uninstalled Adobe Reader 6 and still get 2.1 opening and hanging at any attempt to open a pdf file.

Any suggestion is welcome.

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#2 Gswiss

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:22 PM

I solved the problem. Apparently, nobodywas interested in it. Thanks anyway.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

I don't think it was that no one was interested, they just did not know the answer. If you don't mind, what was your solution?
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:46 PM

Yes, please post back with the solution. You see there were some 30 hits on your post. I looked for an hour and would be interested to know the solution.
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:54 PM

Yes, that is correct it was not a matter of disinterest. It was a matter of I looked for things that had not already been mentioned at having been attempted. I tried for 2 days to find a fix and came up empty.

Lack of a reply is not a sign of disinterest. It is often a matter of we do not have an answer that does not include items you have already tried.

Yes please post your resolution so that others may be able to resolve their own issues as well. Thank You in advance for your resolution post.

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