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By jardinier ·
I have Acrobat Reader 5.1 installed on my computer. However when I click on a hyperlink to a pdf file from anywhere on the internet, the file does not open, but instead I just see the message: "Done" at the bottom left of my screen.

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by jardinier In reply to Cannot open pdf files

To ozi Eagle: Thanks. I have already been given a website from which to download version 6.

To darts 32: re: "Go to Edit > Preferences > General > Options." Are you referring to Adobe Reader or a web browser? There is no such menu option in my version of Adobe Reader.

To Keith Haley: There is no "folder options" in the control panel on my 98 SE computer.

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by willcomp In reply to Cannot open pdf files

What happens when you run Acrobat Reader from Programs and then try to open a pdf file? That may provide critical info.

If version 6 will not install or does not work properly, post back with information requested above. You may need to delete some files and folders.

Dalton

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by jardinier In reply to Cannot open pdf files

To Dalton (willcomp)
The program readily opens any pdf file that is on my hard drive.
However I will download version 6 hopefully later today and try that on web hyperlinks.

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by jardinier In reply to Cannot open pdf files

Thanks for trying folks, but actually none of these answers went any way towards resolving my problem.
However a third party (a TR peer who shall remain anonymous) provided me with a copy of Version 6, which is not available for download from the net.
But I don't like to discourage people by rejecting answers, so you can split up the loot amongst yourselves.
Until my next problem .....

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by sajurama In reply to Cannot open pdf files

i am experiencing this problem in my notebook. Irrespective of the browser i use, i can neither open any PDF files nor download them.. error message is displayed missing plugins.... Any suggestions?

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