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Cant open pdf files. adobe not working. when clicked on pdf file get error message internet explorer stopped working. have access to internet just cant open pdf. have uninstall all adobe files and reinstall adobe reader 9.2, flash player, and adobe air. also ran several scans came back clean. deleted acrobat and cant reinstall. what am i missing something?

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If you are using Win7, and you install Acrobat 8.0 on the system. Due to software compatibility the software is not going to work.

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Pdf file cannot open


What version of Reader are you using? Some newer .pdf files ure using formatting codes that older versions of Reader cannot decipher and thus fail to open. Older files will still read regardless of the version of reader. Ensure you have the most recent version of Reader and try again.

Mar 03, 2015 | Adobe Systems Adobe Reader

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When opening any pdf file internet explorer gets stop working and browser restart. Reader.exe faulty module


Check for any updates and optional updates in control panel.
Run Windows Update in Windows 7

Using Windows Update in Windows 7 keeps your laptop and desktop computer safer.
Microsoft periodically releases updates and security fixes.

By loading these updates, you are keeping your Windows computer safe from viruses, spyware and malware.

With Windows Update, you have the ability to download updates and choose when to install, automatically have updates applied, check for updates only and/or never check for updates.

Click "Start," "All Program" "Windows Update."
Alternatively, you can click the "Start" orb and type Windows Update in the instant search box.

Windows Update appears in the list for you to choose.
Click "Check for updates;" it is located on the left hand-side of the open window.

Windows 7 begins checking for updates.
They are categorized as important and optional.
Click the "Important Update" link and choose all that apply.

Once you are finished choosing your important updates, click "OK."
Click the "Optional Update" link and choose all that apply.

Once you are finished choosing your important updates, click "OK."
Click "Install updates."

Windows 7 downloads your updates and installs them.
A reboot of your computer is required once the update process is complete.
You might also try this for IE 7 not sure about IE 9
Fix Adobe Acrobat or Reader 9 Crash on Internet Explorer 7 Problem

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9 enable the computer to view PDF files.
These applications also install an add on, or plug in a small software that adds extra features to a programto Internet Explorer 7, enabling IE7 to load PDF files from within the browser.

If conflicting add-ons are installed to the browser, or if the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software is not properly installed, however, IE7 will crash whenever it attempts to load a PDF.

Open Internet Explorer.
Hold down "Alt" to show all of the toolbars.

Click "Tools" from the menu bar.
Click "Internet Options."

Go to the "Advanced" tab.
Click "Reset" to revert the Internet Explorer 7 settings to default.

Click "OK."
Restart Internet Explorer after resetting the browser.

Return to the "Tools" menu and click "Manage Add-ons."
Wait for all of the add-ons to load in the right pane, then look through the list to find the add-ons labeled "BHO" or "Browser Helper."

Click each add-on with "BHO" or "Browser Helper" in the name, then click "Disable." Restart IE when finished.

Download the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 9 software from the Adobe website, if you do not already have the setup program on your computer or on disc.

Click "Start."
Click "Control Panel."

Click "Programs," then click "Programs and Features."
Scroll to "Adobe Acrobat" or "Adobe Reader 9."

Right-click the program. Select "Uninstall" from the context menu.
Follow the onscreen directions to remove the software from the computer, then restart the PC.

Log back in to Windows and click "Start."
Click "Computer."

Navigate to the folder where the Adobe setup file is saved or insert the Adobe Acrobat CD.
If the file is saved on the computer, double-click the file to launch the installer.

Follow the onscreen prompts to reinstall the plug-in to Internet Explorer 7.
Restart the PC when the installation is complete.

Open Internet Explorer 7 after booting to Windows.
Open a PDF file from within the browser to test the browser.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/331/331025.html

Dec 10, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I'm in a web site and trying to open a PDF File. I receive an error message stating "Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working" Then message comes up that website casued a failure or crash. Internet...


If you have the same operating system, same internet explorer version (from any page click the help button on top of page and select "about internet explorer" to see), and same version of Adobe reader then you might consider running a virus scan. I.E is a target for malware.

Apr 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When ever I open any pdf file, it shows that invalid adobe plug-in detected and that file will be closed


Open Internet Explorer on your computer. Make sure no other programs are running.
Click on the "Tools" button at the top of your Internet Explorer page.
Click on "Manage Add Ons" from the drop-down menu that appears. A list detailing the add-ons connected to your Internet Explorer will load.
Click on the Adobe plugin to highlight it. Click on "Remove" to delete it.
Click "OK" on the Internet Options.
Now next time IE will automatically install the Adobe plugin once more and you will be able to view PDF files.

Oct 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Adobe Reader could not open 'filename.pdf'" because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly...


Help with PDF Documents Some documents on Maine.gov are provided in PDF format. In order to view or print PDF documents, you need the free Adobe Reader. Generally, you will find an alternative format is also provided for the document, such as Microsoft Word, HTML, or plain text. If you cannot access a document in PDF format and there is no alternative version, please contact the agency or contact the Maine.gov webmaster for assistance.
Adobe PDF-to-HTML Online Conversion Tool
We've provided solutions for some common PDF issues below.
General Tips: Problem 1: Blank Page in Browser You have selected to download a file and you receive a blank page with a "Done" message at the bottom of the browser. This may be because you do not have enough space in your temporary internet file folder to complete the download.
Solution: Internet Explorer: Tools> Internet Options> Temporary Internet Files> select Delete Files
Netscape: Edit> Preferences> Under Category on the left Advanced> Cache> click Clear Memory Cache
Problem 2: Blank Page "%PDF" You received an error message containing "% PDF" or you have received a blank page while trying to download. This is due to a problem with your web browser not opening .pdf documents correctly.
Solution: Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0: Edit> Preferences> General> Options> Web Browser Options> make sure the Display PDF in Browser box is not checked.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 and newer: Edit > Preferences > Internet > make sure the Display PDF in Browser box is not checked.
Problem 3: "Error Locating Object Handler" You receive an error message that says "Error Locating Object Handler" while trying to download a document. This is because there is a dependency with a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat while using Internet Explorer.
Solution: Please go to the following website for detailed instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q262213
Problem 4: Unable to Print You have successfully downloaded the pdf, can view it on your computer screen but are unable to print. This is due to a post script error with your printer.
Solution: In any Acrobat Reader program: File > Print > check the Print As Image box > OK
Problem 5: "Adobe Reader could not open file" You received the error message "Adobe Reader could not open 'filename.pdf'" because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).
Solution: Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0: Edit> Preferences> Internet> make sure the Display PDF in Browser box is not checked.

Aug 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I open an attachment-pdf for instance. or any attachment for that matter. The windows media player opens, with an error message saying it cannot open this type file. is this an adobe reader problem


Sounds like your files are not assigned to the correct program.

Open Windows Explorer and find a pdf file.

Right click on it and choose Open With...

Select Adobe Reader and check the box at the bottom that says:

Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

Click OK.

All pdf files should then open in Adobe.

You can do the same with any other type of file by choosing the program you want to open it with.

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Mar 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot download adobe, (or any) files and get following message:


The problem lies in the Temporary Internet Files folder. Sometimes the index.dat file can become damaged.
If this occurs, you'll have to delete the index.dat file and restart your computer.
Then you'll be able to download files correctly again.
Follow the steps below to delete this file.

1) Open Internet Explorer.
2) Click on Tools, Click on Internet Options
3) On the General tab under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files
4) Click Ok when it asks if you want to delete the files
5) Under the History section on the General tab, click Clear History, then click Ok
6) Close Internet Explorer
7) Log off the current user and Log onto another user account such as Administrator
8) Click on Start, Run
9) Type CMD and Press Enter to open a command prompt
10) Change directories to the Temporary Internet Files directory by typing the following command,
(substituting the correct drive letter and the word username with the correct userName).


cd drive:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Example: cd c:\Documents and Settings\Mark\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

11) type del index.dat and press Enter
12) Type Exit and press Enter to close the command prompt
13) Restart your computer

Once the computer has been restarted, open a web page with a link to a download.
Click on the link and download the file. It should now work.



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Is there any way to open an Acrobat 9 file with Adobe Reader 5?


Download the Adobe Reader 9 software. It's free from Adobe.

Mar 01, 2009 | Adobe Acrobat 6.0 for PC

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I am unable to open adobe acrobat 5.0 files.


Hello,

Please make sure you have the newest Acrobat Reader from www.adobe.com

direct link: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO

That should allow you to open them

Have a great day.

Jan 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Adobe reader error message


In Internet Explorer, when you click on a link to a pdf file,
you get the error message “Adobe Reader could not open ‘filename.fdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted.”


This error is due to an issue with Adobe Acrobat viewing PDF files in a web browser.
Try the following:

1. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options and on the General tab to erase all temporary files, cookies and history data.
2. Under Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options, on the General tab click on Settings and make sure you select the option “Automatically” for checking for newer versions of the stored pages. Then attempt to open the PDC file again.
3. If solutions 1 and 2 do not work then uninstall Adobe Acrobat, then reinstall it again.
It seems that Acrobat 6 is more prone to this error so upgrading to Acrobat 7 may solve the problem.

All d best.

Any furthur help feel free to ask me again i will be more than happy to assist you.

Dec 22, 2008 | Adobe Acrobat 7.0 for PC

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