I am unable to open .PDF files in IE

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am unable to open .pdf files in IE 8. I enabled the adobe reader in ass ons, disabled it, and the same results. Not sure why this is happening.
Question by:KH_IT
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There might be problems with some registry entries, you probably might need to reinstall it.
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by:Brian Gee
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Are PDF files opening outside of IE or not opening at all? If the former, do you have the 'Display PDF in browser' setting checked in the Preferences settings in Reader?
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by:Brian Gee
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'Resolved' is the reason provided for the deletion but what was the solution? Possibly something offered in this thread?
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apologies to all experts, thanks for your time and attention. Nothing personal, I just solved the problem on my own and didn't want to waste any more time.

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The affected user was running in protected mode. So I when I was prompted about protected mode, I unchecked it.

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