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#1 guit30

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

  I recently reinstalled my windows 7 after The laptop became virtually unusable. When I booted up it took me back to another time when I had 2 accounts, administrator and guest, All of my info was lost which I expected, since I do not have any backup, anything important I have on cloud storage, like gmail and BlogSpot, Everything seems to be ok, but 1 thing, When I try to save or open a PDF, computer opens that windows media box, where you can watch tv and other things, There is an adobe pdf 11.1 .exec, is that a bad program?

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:49 AM

Hi

 

To open a PDF file, a reader software is required. Adobe reader is one of the most popular reader and indeed it is not a bad program. You can also choose other readers like Foxit PDF reader which is light weight and more secure than Adobe.

 

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

The file association for .pdf files has been messed up. Right click on a PDF file and chose properties then the "opens with" option and select "chose different program" and then navigate to where the adobe reader program is. Either "c:\program files\adobe\reader yourversionnumber" for 32bit or "c:\program files(x86)\adobe\reader yourversionnumber" for 64bit. Then click on "AcroRd32.exe and associate the PDF files with it.

Edited by Zestypanda, 17 June 2013 - 06:05 PM.

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