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How to download URIs

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How to download URIs

doug
When I click on a link in one of your PDF documents, I get a message "The plug-in required by this 'URI' action is not available."

What do I need to do to enable the downloads?
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    seanferd

    Would be available from Adobe. Is there an Install on Demand setting you can turn on in Acrobat? Try enabling Install on Demand (other) in Internet Explorer Properties in the Advanced tab.

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    doug

    I think it is obvious from my question that I have Adobe Reader loaded, and it is the latest version.

    A search of Adobe Reader knowledgebase for anything with "uri" finds nothing.

    Has anyone ever downloaded from a URI?

    IE doesn't have an "Automatically download" option in Advanced, but, regardless of that, IE isn't started because WIndows, Adobe, doesn't know what to do with a URI.

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    seanferd

    1> Adobe does not make the only PDF reader, but I made that assumption. Because you have the latest version does not mean you have the appropriate plug-in.

    2> That would be 'Install On Demand'. I don't know anything about 'Automatically Download'.

    A URI is a group of which URL is a subset.

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    oldbaritone

    "Adobe already loaded" could mean a lot of things. Try un-installing and re-installing Adobe Reader, and make sure it mentions and includes the plug-in for your browser.

    It sounds like that's the piece that's missing - the browser plug-in. Success on save-and-open means that Reader is OK; it's just that the browser doesn't know how to launch it and pass it the incoming file. That's what the plug-in does.

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    Mehul Bhai

    Zombie Alert!!!
    The Original Post is more than 34 months old and Original Poster might have solved the problem through other menas OR may forgotten about the same by now.

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    ComputerCookie

    IE would have to be started unless you are using another browser.

    What is the page you're trying to download?

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    doug

    I open this page http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tr/downloads/home/10_free_win_apps.pdf

    It opens in whichever browser I have set up as default, and I've tried IE, Firefox, Opera, and I've also saved the page locally, started Adobe Reader and opened the page.
    The page opens correctly each time. However, when I click on a download line, eg #4 Infra Recorder, I get an error because Adobe doesn't know what to do with a URI.

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    ComputerCookie

    http://www.download.com/Infra-Recorder/3000-2646_4-10698816.html?tag=lst-6.

    I used Opera to do this, not sure what your problem is, are you sure it's not a firewall problem?

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    doug

    Thanks. That link opens. Unfortunately Adobe doesn't tell me the contents of the link. It just gives an error.
    I've downloaded that file now, but I still have the URI problem for any other link.
    Do you know the actual code within the PDF file?

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    seanferd

    Is there a setting in Acrobat to allow clicked links within a document to access remote content?

    Otherwise, as stated below by OH Smeg, your problem may lie elsewhere.

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    OH Smeg

    It opens as a PDF Document with both IE and Firefox and has the standard Adobe Controls shown on the page. What you need to do is click on the Save option and save the Document to the HDD.

    If you are unable to do this post back as you have a problem elsewhere and it's not related to the Adobe Software but most likely is something to do with Security Settings.

    Col

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    doug

    The PDF problem has always opened correctly. However, clicking on a link within the document brings up an error because either Adobe Reader, or Windows, doesn't know what to do with the link. It is obviously not a URL. For all thos that answered, after opening the document, click mon the Infra Recorder link and tell me what happens. Does another PDF document open, or does a web page open with download instructions?

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    seanferd

    The document is trying to connect to the site: <br>
    http://www.download.com/Infra-Recorder/3000-2646_4-10698816.html?tag=lst-6
    <br><br>
    If you trust the site, click Yes; otherwise, click No. <br>
    ______________________________________<br>
    Page title is: Infra Recorder - Reviews and free Infra Recorder downloads at Download.com <br>
    ______________________________________<br>
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8.0/help.html?content=WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7fbf.html
    <br>
    <i>Unless a link was created in Acrobat using the Link tool, you must have the Automatically Detect URLs From Text option selected in the General preferences for a link to work correctly.</i> <br><br>
    Maybe see this: <br>
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8.0/help.html?content=WS8084ADD0-83CB-43fe-B3CC-0D9AF9224C8C.html
    <br>
    Restrict URLs and attachments in PDFs
    <br><br>
    What is the full error message text? Is there an error number? <br><br>
    I understand your frustration with the Adobe documentation, and I don't see how a plug-in has anything to do with it. If the settings explicated in the links above do not solve your problem, may I suggest the Foxit Reader. Much less annoyance and bloat than Adobe's product. http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ <br>

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    doug

    Thanks again for all the replies, and for those who gave me the links.

    I used a friend's PC with Adobe Acrobat to look at the original PDF and found all the links. So the question is now refined. Why won't Adobe Reader V8.1.0 process these links? I can type the links into any browser and they work.

    All the documents from Download Digest (Techrepublic and ZdNet) have the same problem.

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    ComputerCookie

    last post by Sean, I think your answer is at the bottom of his post.

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    seanferd

    Try cleaning the registry.

    If that doest help, uninstall Reader, delete any Reader files or installation files found anywhere on your system (no, not the PDF files). Clean registry. Repeat until no problems come up. Then reinstall the Reader. Something is registered incorrectly, or there is a corrupt file that isn't getting replaced. Also try sfc /scannow in the Run box or command line to see if a bad Windows file is causing the problem.

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    tegsan

    this must be similar to having issues to open CHM files without first unblocking it
    It is actually a good habit to implement it this way in Adobe Reader (which is full of security bugs as you can read it in the news every month...), though it's crazy they giving such a gibberish error message. It doesn't really make much sense.

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    Mehul Bhai

    Zombie Alert!!!
    The Original Post is more than 34 months old and Original Poster might have solved the problem through other menas OR may forgotten about the same by now.

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    seanferd

    Would be available from Adobe. Is there an Install on Demand setting you can turn on in Acrobat? Try enabling Install on Demand (other) in Internet Explorer Properties in the Advanced tab.

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    doug

    I think it is obvious from my question that I have Adobe Reader loaded, and it is the latest version.

    A search of Adobe Reader knowledgebase for anything with "uri" finds nothing.

    Has anyone ever downloaded from a URI?

    IE doesn't have an "Automatically download" option in Advanced, but, regardless of that, IE isn't started because WIndows, Adobe, doesn't know what to do with a URI.

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    seanferd

    1> Adobe does not make the only PDF reader, but I made that assumption. Because you have the latest version does not mean you have the appropriate plug-in.

    2> That would be 'Install On Demand'. I don't know anything about 'Automatically Download'.

    A URI is a group of which URL is a subset.

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    oldbaritone

    "Adobe already loaded" could mean a lot of things. Try un-installing and re-installing Adobe Reader, and make sure it mentions and includes the plug-in for your browser.

    It sounds like that's the piece that's missing - the browser plug-in. Success on save-and-open means that Reader is OK; it's just that the browser doesn't know how to launch it and pass it the incoming file. That's what the plug-in does.

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    Mehul Bhai

    Zombie Alert!!!
    The Original Post is more than 34 months old and Original Poster might have solved the problem through other menas OR may forgotten about the same by now.

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    ComputerCookie

    IE would have to be started unless you are using another browser.

    What is the page you're trying to download?

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    doug

    I open this page http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tr/downloads/home/10_free_win_apps.pdf

    It opens in whichever browser I have set up as default, and I've tried IE, Firefox, Opera, and I've also saved the page locally, started Adobe Reader and opened the page.
    The page opens correctly each time. However, when I click on a download line, eg #4 Infra Recorder, I get an error because Adobe doesn't know what to do with a URI.

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    ComputerCookie

    http://www.download.com/Infra-Recorder/3000-2646_4-10698816.html?tag=lst-6.

    I used Opera to do this, not sure what your problem is, are you sure it's not a firewall problem?

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    doug

    Thanks. That link opens. Unfortunately Adobe doesn't tell me the contents of the link. It just gives an error.
    I've downloaded that file now, but I still have the URI problem for any other link.
    Do you know the actual code within the PDF file?

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    seanferd

    Is there a setting in Acrobat to allow clicked links within a document to access remote content?

    Otherwise, as stated below by OH Smeg, your problem may lie elsewhere.

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    OH Smeg

    It opens as a PDF Document with both IE and Firefox and has the standard Adobe Controls shown on the page. What you need to do is click on the Save option and save the Document to the HDD.

    If you are unable to do this post back as you have a problem elsewhere and it's not related to the Adobe Software but most likely is something to do with Security Settings.

    Col

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    doug

    The PDF problem has always opened correctly. However, clicking on a link within the document brings up an error because either Adobe Reader, or Windows, doesn't know what to do with the link. It is obviously not a URL. For all thos that answered, after opening the document, click mon the Infra Recorder link and tell me what happens. Does another PDF document open, or does a web page open with download instructions?

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    seanferd

    The document is trying to connect to the site: <br>
    http://www.download.com/Infra-Recorder/3000-2646_4-10698816.html?tag=lst-6
    <br><br>
    If you trust the site, click Yes; otherwise, click No. <br>
    ______________________________________<br>
    Page title is: Infra Recorder - Reviews and free Infra Recorder downloads at Download.com <br>
    ______________________________________<br>
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8.0/help.html?content=WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7fbf.html
    <br>
    <i>Unless a link was created in Acrobat using the Link tool, you must have the Automatically Detect URLs From Text option selected in the General preferences for a link to work correctly.</i> <br><br>
    Maybe see this: <br>
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8.0/help.html?content=WS8084ADD0-83CB-43fe-B3CC-0D9AF9224C8C.html
    <br>
    Restrict URLs and attachments in PDFs
    <br><br>
    What is the full error message text? Is there an error number? <br><br>
    I understand your frustration with the Adobe documentation, and I don't see how a plug-in has anything to do with it. If the settings explicated in the links above do not solve your problem, may I suggest the Foxit Reader. Much less annoyance and bloat than Adobe's product. http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ <br>

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    doug

    Thanks again for all the replies, and for those who gave me the links.

    I used a friend's PC with Adobe Acrobat to look at the original PDF and found all the links. So the question is now refined. Why won't Adobe Reader V8.1.0 process these links? I can type the links into any browser and they work.

    All the documents from Download Digest (Techrepublic and ZdNet) have the same problem.

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    ComputerCookie

    last post by Sean, I think your answer is at the bottom of his post.

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    seanferd

    Try cleaning the registry.

    If that doest help, uninstall Reader, delete any Reader files or installation files found anywhere on your system (no, not the PDF files). Clean registry. Repeat until no problems come up. Then reinstall the Reader. Something is registered incorrectly, or there is a corrupt file that isn't getting replaced. Also try sfc /scannow in the Run box or command line to see if a bad Windows file is causing the problem.

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    tegsan

    this must be similar to having issues to open CHM files without first unblocking it
    It is actually a good habit to implement it this way in Adobe Reader (which is full of security bugs as you can read it in the news every month...), though it's crazy they giving such a gibberish error message. It doesn't really make much sense.

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    Mehul Bhai

    Zombie Alert!!!
    The Original Post is more than 34 months old and Original Poster might have solved the problem through other menas OR may forgotten about the same by now.