Posted on 2003-11-26
I have Adobe Acrobat (full version) 5.0 AND Adobe Acrobat reader 6.0 installed on my machine.
I prefer the Acrobat 6 viewer for when I'm just reading PDFs. I would like to associate the PDF file extension with the version 6.0 viewer.
Here's what I tried:
I found a PDF file, Right clicked and selected open with. . . The dialogue came up and I selected the 6.0 Reader.
I checked the box that says open with this program all the time (or whatever) and the PDF opened in the 6.0 viewer like I wanted it to.
The PDF Icons are all the new 6.0 style and look as though things are properly set up. But if I close my pdf and double click on one to view it, rather
than it opening in reader 6.0 like I want it to I get an error message:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an assocation in the Folder Options control panel."
Here's some output from the Command line assoc program:
File association not found for extension pdf
In the Windows explorer Tools->folder options /File Types tab If I select PDF, Change . . and select the Adobe Reader 6.0
The change doesn't take place. The Open With: Label is blank.