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Why does my IE not open adobe pdf's now?

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For some reason my internet explorer 9 has stopped opening my online pdf documents. The a blank Windosw 7 windows opens with Adobe in the top right corner with nothing in it.
I have:
1.) checked all IE add ons and none of the adobe add ons are disabled
2.) I download a pdf I cantopen in IE to my desktop & I can open and read it
3.) I check the event viewer but nothing has posted.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Try doing a "Repair" of Adobe Reader:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Select the Adobe Reader item
There will be a "Change" link at the top - click it
Choices will be Repair or Remove
Select Repair and follow the prompts

This should fix whatever got hosed in IE. Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 500 total points
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And if you're using Adobe Acrobat rather than Adobe Reader, you may do the repair in Acrobat. I'm using Acrobat X Standard and on the Help menu is an item that says "Repair Acrobat Installation". This fixed things the last time my IE9 stopped showing PDFs. Regards, Joe
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