How to default adobe reader to open through internet explorer instead of adobe standard

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have an XP system that has adobe standard 6.0 and adobe reader 9.0 installed.  When opening a PDF through internet explorer 7, adobe standard opens separately to display the pdf.  How do I change this so adobe reader opens instead?
Question by:ohmErnie
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    First go to Standard and Edit|preferences and uncheck the open PDF in Browser, go to the same pref option in Reader and check the box.

    Make sure that the PDF file association points to Adobe Reader instead of Standard.

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    Where do I change the PDF file association?
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    to Control Panel => Folder Options. The third tab give you File types. Scroll down to PDF and see what it says in 'Opens with' and 'Change' it if needed.


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