IE8/Adobe Reader 8 will only allow me to save file instead of opening.

Hi All,

   I have IE8 and Adobe Acrobat 8 and when I click on a PDF file and the save prompt pops up it only allows me save in the context box.  It doesn't allow me to click the Open.  Is there a registry setting that allows me to enable the Open prompt?

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b0lsc0ttConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:

It is the Reader plugin.  Have you recently upgraded to IE8?  That is most likely the case.  A reinstall of Adobe Reader is going to be the best way to get IE8 to have what it needs to open the file IN the browser.

Since the current version isn't Reader 8 you might want to install it if you will be updating to the latest Reader version.  Otherwise you can look on the Adobe site to see if version 8 is still something they will offer but it might not support IE8.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

zfrankowskiAuthor Commented:
beauty thanks!
b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I am glad that helped.  Thanks for the grade, the points and  the fun question.
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