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Webpages with .pdf do not display in browser- Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Open IE
    Go to Tools in the menu bar
    Click on Manage Add-ons
    In the left pane click on Toolbars and Extensions
    In the right pane make sure Adobe PDF (Adobe Systems Incorp) is enabled.
    Restart IE, try again.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This might help:

    Display PDFs in Internet Explorer, AOL | Acrobat 3D, Acrobat 7, Reader 7

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    Adobe doesn't appear in Manage Add-ons for me.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    I did check that before. Adobe is enabled.
    Did a repair and restart, still the same issue.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Go to tools-options-program tab-set programs-set programs access and computer defaults. Also in adobe make sure it is set to be the default reader.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    "Go to tools-options-program tab-set programs-set programs access and computer defaults"
    The button for Custom is on - Use current browser is selected and Chrome, IE, & Firefox are enabled.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 crap


    Hello antspants In reply I have Adobe Reader and the latest version, everything is the latest version and still cannot download a pdf file or any type of download. Tried to download Firefox and get unable to download message. One thing though, I was able to download pdf and txt files on it till the June 21, 2014 update of windows 8.1. Been using windows since windows 3.1 and Windows 8 and 8.1 are the biggest nightmare I've experienced.
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