unable to open pdf docs form my internet explorer.

hi experts,

 When I go into my yahoo email and open an email with a .pdf file it won't let me view it. I double click on it and nothing happens. I used to be able to open these files online.
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TechOps07Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Reset Default settings on IE9, possibly an update or something changed the security settings in IE.

Also check in Adobe>Edit>Preferences>Internet, "Display PDF in Browser" is checked. If it is, uncheck, save settings, close Adobe and reopen and re-enable it. Or you can try it again w/ it being disabled.

If that all fails Adobe may have become corrupted and needs to be reinstalled, I had to do this on a few machines before.

In my opinion switching to another software is just a Triage solution and doesn't really solve the issue at hand but it is a good way of testing and troubleshooting the issue to be resolved if that is your intentions.
Try updating Acrobat Reader,

Be sure to uncheck the McAfee link (unless you want that)
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Frank,
The recommendation by tailoreddigital is an excellent one. Another idea is to install a PDF reader/viewer other than Adobe Reader. Two superb, free ones are Foxit Reader and PDF-XChange Viewer:



Regards, Joe
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Have you disabled it in Addons? Or maybe it has got corrupted.
frankbustosAuthor Commented:
I tried that but when I go to download the adobe nothing downloads. It seems like i'm unable to download anything.
What browser? Have you tried a different browser?
frankbustosAuthor Commented:
IE9, I'll try firefox now...
You can also try one of joewinograd suggested PDF viewers.   I've used PDF-Xchange Viewer and it's a great alternative.   If you have a downloading issue, then i would try to solve that first.

To get Adobe Acrobat downloaded (or any downloading) have you tried to reset IE9 and see if this fixes downloading?  
" It seems like i'm unable to download anything. "
Do you mean that or only .pdf files?

If only .pdf files, get latest version of Adobe Reader (XI 11.0.3) and try this

This question comes up over and over.  There may not be a solution for some people to allow opening .pdf files in the browser, and there is no answer as to why.
For those people, the best solution is to save the file to the hard drive and open it from there.

Here is one of many threads on E-E
frankbustosAuthor Commented:
resetting IE  workred!
Glad to be of help.
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