Can't open PDF's in IE or FF

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  1. happyrobots

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    I've never been able to do it in FF, but always in IE. All of a sudden the last time I tried it, it wouldn't work. I've had emails sent to me, then I download the attachment and view it in Adobe, and works fine. I just can't see the file in IE or FF, it also doesn't bring up the download dialog. Only a 'page cannot be displayed' page.

    Any easy ways to insert a link w/o download manager to download the PDF file?
    Or anyway just to fix this?
     
  2. EvilSS

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    get FoxIT PDF reader. Free, loads faster, uses less memory than Acrobat Reader.
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Only thing I can think of is you've disabled "Enable Third-Party Extensions" in Internet Explorer's advanced options. Or else you somehow uninstalled the Adobe web PDF viewer.
     
  4. happyrobots

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    You know the location of either of those options? I'm thinking one in IE and one in Acrobat perhaps, but where in them? You know?
     
  5. borborygmus

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    uninstall and reinstall all of your acrobat stuff.
    download and install acrobat reader 7.0.5
    profit

    acrobat is quirky, I deal with this same shit all the time here at work.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Like I said, it's a setting in Advanced Options. Internet Explorer => Tools => Options => Advanced => Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart). If it's already enabled, then it's gotta be something wrong with your installation of Acrobat Reader.
     

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