browser defaults PDF links to Acrobat 6, how do I set it to use Acrobat Reader 9?
Posted on 2011-03-18
My CEO's computer is running XP64 with IE8. He has had Acrobat 6 for years and uses it to quickly scan documents into PDF.
However he also has Adobe Reader 9 to view newer PDFs that require a newer version.
In the Control Panel, all PDFs are defaulted to use Reader 9.4.
In the IE8 Add-Ons, all things Acrobat 6 are disabled.
There are no Acrobat related items in the msconfig startup.
However, if we click on a PDF in his browser, we get this message, followed by Acrobat 6 opening:
"Adobe PDF Document
The Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser. Adobe Acrobat/Reader version 8 or 9 is required. Please exit and try again."
How can I tell IE8 to use Adobe Reader 9? We really don't want to uninstall Acrobat 6 because he uses it to scan to PDF quite frequently.