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azartguy Calculating status...
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Sep 9, 2013 4:05 PM

For some reason I can't open any PDF files with Adobe Reader. Every file says "The file is damaged and could not be repaired." Since it's not possible that every file is damaged, then something's going wrong in the Adobe-Apple interaction. I trashed the application, then downloaded the newest version of Adobe Reader, but there's no change. 

Adobe says to do this:

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I followed this but of course, there is no "Open With" selection. What am I missing?

Brian

iPad 2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to azartguy)

    Open a Finder window then from the menu bar click Go > Go to Folder

     

    Type or copy paste the following:

     

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins

     

    Click Go.

     

    If you see the:  AdobePDFViewer plugin in the Internet Plug-Ins folder, move it to the trash.

     

     

    Restart your Mac and try opening a PDF file.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,065 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to azartguy)

    azartguy wrote:

     

    ...I followed this but of course, there is no "Open With" selection. What am I missing?

    Brian

    Are you doing Get Info on Adobe Reader or a PDF file? The instructions are to use Get Info on a PDF file and then you should have the "Open with" choice. BTW, the default choice for opening PDF's is Apple's Preview application. Can you open those PDF's with Preview?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to azartguy)

    Yes.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 10:14 PM (in response to azartguy)

    You're welcome Brian.

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