I downloaded and installed a program so I could edit my .pdf files. When I realized it was not share/freeware, I uninstalled, and then realized that ALL of my pdf files will not open. The only thing that has changed is the icon preceding the file name, is no longer the Adobe Acrobat icon, but something different. If I choose an icon instead of "details" in Explorer, the icon is a miniature image of the pdf file. I went to reset the default programs in Control Panel, but Adobe is not showing in the list of programs, and I'm at a loss to figure this out and be able to access my files again. Thank you for any help you can provide. I've attached 2 screenshots for what I see in Explorer, and also the message I get when I try to open my pdf's. I really need to get my files again for tax time.
Before anyone replies, please know that I was able to fix this by choosing "Make a file type always open in a specific program", where I could undo the change caused by the program I installed and then un-installed.
Edited by vev46, 11 March 2017 - 09:31 PM.