IE Acrobat plugin "not found" unless Acrobat Reader 6 already open
Posted on 2003-12-01
I have the full version of Acrobat 4.0 installed. I've not had problems upgrading Acrobat Reader in the past (from 4 to 5 to 5.5(?)). But the newest Reader 6 update has gone haywire.
In IE 6, when I click on a PDF link, I get a popup box, captioned "Acrobat plug-in" which says in the alert "Could not find Adobe Acrobat". Obviously the PDF doesnt load.
I can double click a PDF file on the hard drive, however, and they open fine.
I've also noticed that IF I already have Acrobat Reader 6 open and running, the internet PDF links WILL open up in a NEW IE window.
Before, with previous versions, the Reader would auto-load if it needed to, and open the PDF file in the same IE window..
I already uninstalled/reinstalled Reader 6. Twice. I also when into "Folder Options" to reassign PDF files to open with Acrobat. I poked through IE registry settings, but couldnt find anything about Acrobat.
How do I fix this to go back to normal behavior before the upgrade?