Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thank you, Linc -
In addition to those you've listed, I also have:
Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 220.127.116.11
Google Earth Plug-in
WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 202
Thanks for helping.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to Last Chance Rand)
Back up all data. Quit Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
URL's to PDF's are again displaying within Safari!
Thank you kindly, Linc.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc, just happened to find your reply here when searching for an answer to my same problem. However, doing what you suggest doesn't fix it. When I click a PDF link in an email or browser I get the following:
"The Adobe Acrobat/Reader selected for viewing PDF documents in browsers cannot be found at its installed location; it may have been moved or deleted.
Please reinstall or repair the application. (16:9)"
I have completely uninstalled Acrobat Reader using AppCleaner...not merely dragging it's icon into Trash. If I open an actual PDF file on my computer, it opens now just fine in Preview (which is what I want). But if I right-click it, though Preview is shown as the default app for opening PDF files at the top of the list, Acrobat Reader is still in the list. I want Acrobat TOTALLY off my computer, but apparently there is some trace of it still there.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Larry McJunkin)
Larry - I have the same issue and can not get Safari to open .pdf any longer..... help!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to Last Chance Rand)
Tried those but did not work.
Then I trashed this file:
and it is back to normal.
My issue arose after installed acrobat reader 11, and subsequently uninstalled it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to Matt Bianco)
Matt Bianco answer worked for me. thanks a million!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to Matt Bianco)
Trashing com.apple.Safari.plist didn't work for me.
Matt Bianco's solution worked for me... I trashed the plug-in AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin file and PDF's are viewable again. Follow these steps:
In the Finder, select Go ▹ Go to Folder from the menu bar, copy the text on the line below into the box that opens, and press return:
Copy it to your desktop... it will make a copy. Then delete the original... which will require your password.
Re-open Safari and try to view a PDF in Safari. If it works you can delete the copy of AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin on your desktop. If it doesn't work, copy the file back into the Internet Plug-ins folder and post your results.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to syndicated)
Matt Bianco+syndicated=It worked for me. Thank you very much!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to syndicated)
I had the same problem, and was happy to find this very useful discussion.
For me, trashing com.apple.Safari.plist didn't change anything.
When I tried the Go > Go to Folder /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin, the search string came up empty (no file by that name.)
When I went directly to /Library/ Internet Plug-Ins, I found the file AdobePDFViewer.plugin, which aparently an older 2008 version of the NPAPI plugin. I moved this file to the desktop, and deleted the plugin. After restarting Safari, everything works fine. Aparently the older Adobe plugin file was migrated to my iMac when I upgraded from an older computer.
Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 6:50 PM (in response to Matt Bianco)
Exactly.. instead of fiddling with plist files.. this is a better solution. Removes residuals of the removed software too.. just search in the CMD+Space box, open in finder and delete. Thanks Matt!