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When I went to open a PDF file, "Always use this selected progam to open this kind of file" is greyed out.  I was able to associate these files with Adobe but they are still showing the Firefox logo.

 

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Try setting .PDF to Adobe Reader in Control Panel, Folder Options, File Types tab. If .PDF is not listed, add it.


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Thanks Ztruker.  However apparently this is a bug in the new Firefox and I had to do this: https://support.mozi...estions/1014919 under the "Chosen Solution" 

 

1. Open Adobe Reader 2. Edit->Preferences 3. In the Categories column click 'General' 4. Near the bottom of the page click the button marked 'Select Default PDF Handler' 5 In the dialog, select 'Adobe Reader XI' and click 'Apply' 6. A Windows Configuration screen will appear. Allow it to do its stuff (takes a few minutes), then restart your computer when prompted.

 

Now in control panel under PDF it says: You have customized extension files with extension 'PDF."  To restore these files to their default type (Adobe Acrobat Document), click Restore. My question: Should I? and What would the difference be either way?  FYI - before this was referring to a Firefox HTML.

 

Another question - if it is ok - I was trying to use System Restore and in all three cases it said that the restoration was unsuccessful.  I will set a new restore point but how can I check that these are working?

 

Thanks for your help.


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First, turn off System Restore and click Apply.

That will delete all existing restore points.

 

Next turn it on again and click Apply.

That should create a new restore point.

 

Reboot then try to restore with that point, see if it works.


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Restored and undid restore - both worked.  Thanks!

 

Your opinion on other question?

 

Now in control panel under PDF it says: You have customized extension files with extension 'PDF."  To restore these files to their default type (Adobe Acrobat Document), click Restore. My question: Should I? and What would the difference be either way?  FYI - before this was referring to a Firefox HTML.


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I don't have XP any more so can't look at that. I have XP in a VM under Oracle Virtual Box but that's tied up at the moment playing with Windows 10 Technical Preview.

 

I would leave it ASIS though.


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Ztruker -

Thanks for your help!
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