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IE does not display pdf files

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I have Windows 98. I recently upgraded to Internet Explorer 6.0. IE now does not display Adobe Acrobat pdf files. I have Acrobat Reader 5.0. If I do a Google search (say) and click on a pdf file I just get a blank with the little rectangle (with square, circle and triangle inside) in the top left corner.

The file C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll is present.

How do I make IE recognise pdf files?

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Hi, and welcome!

Here are a few things to do/check:

1) In Acrobat Reader, go to Edit > Preferences > Options, and make sure "show pdf in Browser" and "Check browser settings..." are checked.

2) In Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options/Advanced, and make sure that "Enable third party browser extensions" is checked.

3) Make sure ActiveX is not set to "disabled": In Internet Options > Security > Internet, hit "Default Level", and click OK.

If still no joy, uninstall and reinstall Acrobat Reader.

Tell us how you get on.

Good luck!
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