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NZHawk
10-03-2011, 04:25 PM
Installed Foxit Reader, set as the default PDF reader
But when trying to open a pdf document – Windows cannot open this file…
Right click, open with à Foxit Reader works fine, but doesn’t retain it.
Control Panel, Folder options, File types: pdf isn’t listed
Trying to create a new file extension doesn’t hold.


Any suggestions please?

Speedy Gonzales
10-03-2011, 06:16 PM
What version of windows?? Right mouse on a pdf file / open with select pdf reader. Then tick the bottom option, then OK

NZHawk
11-03-2011, 09:01 AM
Windows XP Home

Right mouse on a pdf file / open with select pdf reader. Then tick the bottom option, then OK - already tried this - no change it doesn't hold

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2011, 09:03 AM
Uninstall it, then try sumatrapdf, then see if that works

NZHawk
11-03-2011, 09:15 AM
OK

NZHawk
11-03-2011, 10:58 AM
GREAT!
Sumatra worked!

Why?

Do you prefer Sumatra?

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Used to use foxit, till they decided to add askbar to it. And it installed without telling you / or letting you choose to untick the option, so it wouldnt install

Sumatra is good enough for me (and others). It does, what its meant to (open PDF files). Dont know why foxit wouldnt stick

NZHawk
11-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Great, thanks again. NZHAWK

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2011, 11:09 AM
No probs

bevy121
11-03-2011, 11:47 AM
Used to use foxit, till they decided to add askbar to it. And it installed without telling you / or letting you choose to untick the option, so it wouldnt install


strange - it seems to tell me, and lets me choose to untick the option..

(tho you do need to click "decline" and not "accept" to carry on installing Foxit without ask addons)

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2011, 11:48 AM
Must have changed it then. I havent installed foxit for a while now. So, wouldnt know when they changed the install

gary67
11-03-2011, 12:48 PM
I used to use Sumatra but for a while it could not open PDF's from air NZ so I changed to Foxit, they may have fixed Sumatra now I don't know

Snorkbox
11-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Install Foxit then use Revo to uninstall Ask if you installed Ask.