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My PDF Files Open in Notepad

by amsjinjoe / December 14, 2009 9:53 AM PST

hello i have a problem on my vista 64bit computer with the pdf files when i open my pdf files it opens in a notepad file this only happens when i click on the file twice then it opens to notepad
All PDF files were and always are associated with Adobe Reader, but I really don't know why they open in Notepad instead of Adobe Reader!
when I right-clicked on {file}.pdf,in the context menu i see the name read(bolded) when i click on read then it opens pdf files in the normal way as it schould be when i dont use the context menu then it opens in a notepad and all the pdf icon has not change in to a note file icon i can see all my pdf icon as thy schould be looks like so i wander what is wroung here can anyone advice please what i can do to get this working properly again

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Open with?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 14, 2009 7:58 PM PST

Right click a .pdf file, select "Open with", and select the Adobe PDF reader.

Mark

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Just a note about Adobe's PDF Reader
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 15, 2009 4:00 AM PST
In reply to: Open with?

I've just received this advisory about Adobe's PDF Reader;
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5119&tag=nl.e589

There's a vulnerability in it that is being exploited now. Either open the PDF Reader and make the changes as recommended, or use another PDF Reader, eg Foxit PDF Reaer.

Mark

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by jeff_windows_team / December 15, 2009 1:59 AM PST
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