Many factors can prevent a PDF from opening in your browser or on your computer using Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC. Download the PDF and open it in Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC. Install free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on your computer. Before moving onto the following sections, make sure you have a functional PDF reader program installed. If it doesn't, download Adobe Reader or try an alternative free PDF reader. In some situations, the file extension Microsoft Windows uses to identify the file as a PDF may be. This article is about how to fix issues with PDF files that won't open in We highlight the reasons why you can't open PDF files on your.

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Fix Unable to open PDF files in Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer is facing a new issue where it cannot computerescue.info files and all you get is a. the Acrobat product can't read the PDF file; the Web browser isn't configured correctly with the Configure Acrobat Reader to NOT open PDF files in browser. Original Title: I can't read any PDF files?? Even though I downloaded Adobe reader??? I'm convinced something is wrong with my computer, I.

Windows only: Upgrade Internet Explorer. Enable Adobe ActiveX Control. If you prefer to use stricter security, contact your Network Administrator or Microsoft for information about using the Administrator Approved setting in Internet Explorer's Security panel.

Mac only If you are using the Safari web browser, download and install an alternative web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome lately Chrome has worked better.

Try downloading the PDF file again, using the alternative web browser. Finally , if you are still having problems downloading your ePearls, please , giving as much detail as possible, including the type of computer you use, operating system, type of browser exact text of any error messages, and we will try to help.

Legal and Privacy Policy. Be Empowered. Be Connected. Be Inspired. All rights reserved. The Summit Lighthouse. Method 1. Download Adobe Reader. This is a free program that can open PDF files so that you can read them.

Adobe Reader can be downloaded from get. You cannot use it to edit or create PDF files. To learn how to edit PDF files, click here.

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Decline the McAfee offer. When installing Adobe Reader, a box will be automatically checked to add McAfee to your computer. Most users likely will not want this, so make sure to uncheck the box.


For most users, Reader should open automatically, displaying your PDF file. Enter the password if required. PDF files can be password-protected by the creator, so you'll need the correct password if one is required.

Windows asks for a program to open the file. Select "Adobe Reader" from the list of programs. If Adobe Reader is not listed, you will need to browse for it on your computer.

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It is usually installed at C: PDF requires a password. If the PDF file requires a password and you don't have it, the only way to open it will be to ask the creator for the password or to use a password cracking program.

If the password is strong, a cracking program could take hours or even days to recover the password. PDF won't open for compliance reasons. You may lose some of the formatting, but there's a better chance that you will be able to open it. Method 2.

Double-click the PDF.

Preview allows you to read PDF files, but not edit them. Select a PDF file in Finder but don't open it.

Click the File menu and select "Get Info". Expand the "Open with" section. Select the application you want to use in the drop-down menu. Click Change All PDFs can be password protected to prevent unauthorized readers from opening the file.

If you don't have the password, the only way to open the file is by cracking the password. If the password is strong, it may take hours or even days to crack.

PDFs won't open in Safari. This is typically caused by an error with the Adobe plugin after updating Safari. You can fix it by manually deleting the plugin and restarting Safari.

Unable to open PDF files even though Adobe reader is installed on the computer

Click the Disk Save button at the top of the window or in the from the menu that appears when you move your mouse to the bottom-center of the page.

Save the PDF file to your computer. Open the newly-saved file. PDF files aren't downloading in Firefox. If you are trying to download PDF files in Firefox and nothing is happening, you may be having a problem with the Adobe Reader plugin. Select "Add-ons" and then "Plugins". Method 3. Download an app that supports PDF files. While Android does not have "built-in" support for reading PDF files, there are a large number of free apps that will easily open your PDF files.

You may even have one of these already installed: Find the PDF file you want to open. Typically, when you download a PDF file, you can open it from your Notification bar by tapping the completed download.

If you need to open the PDF file later, you can do so from your Downloads folder. Open the "My Files" or "File Manager" app on your device. If you don't have a file manager, you can download one for free fro the Google Play store. Open the Downloads folder. This is the default location that any downloaded files will be stored in. Tap the PDF file to open it. If you've chosen a default app, it will open automatically. If you just installed an app to open PDF files, or you have more than one app installed that can read PDFs, you will be prompted to choose the app you want to use.

There are a couple of different things that could be causing this problem. Try using a File Manager app to open your downloaded file.

You can find it in your Downloads folder.

If you can open the file using a File Manager, you'll want to reset your browser. Reset your browser by opening your Settings app, selecting "Apps" or "Applications", finding your browser in the list of apps, and then tapping the "Clear data" button.Moreover, if the file was transferred using a USB or website, chances are that it may not have transferred to the stick or uploaded to the website perfectly. Re-download the PDF or, if it's an attachment, request that the e-mail be sent again.

Restart your computer. Reverting to an older version will require you to first uninstall the version of the Reader or Acrobat currently on your drive. Cookies help us deliver our services. The Summit Lighthouse.

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