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Windows Explorer won't open multiple PDFs in Adobe Reader

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I wonder why it's working for me then when I double click on a .pdf file?
    Do you have the paid version? Supposedly that has an "open n new window" the free does not. I only use adobe reader until I can download one of the freeware alternatives. I'm not familiar with the settings.

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  2. #12


    No, I use the free one.

    I don't see anything in Adobe Reader X Preferences that controls this.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    No, I use the free one.

    I don't see anything in Adobe Reader X Preferences that controls this.
    There isn't. That's the point of the article I linked.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    Okay. Just switched to Foxit reader, which basically solves the problem.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by dk1796 View Post
    I have Adobe Reader 11.06 installed. I can open a single pdf perfectly well from Explorer, but when I double click on a second pdf to open it, nothing happens (it doesn't open). This only happens when I already have one instance of Adobe Reader open - opening the first pdf works just fine. And if I close the first one, I can open the other file (I just can't open them simultaneously). Opening a second file from Adobe Reader's open file dialogue also works fine.

    Any ideas?
    I had a same problem. I googled myself to this thread looking for the answer and your post gave me an idea and I found the solution. All you have to do is disable security measures in Adobe Reader XI (Edit -> Preferences -> Security (Enhanced) -> Sandbox Protection -> Enable Protected Mode at startup -> turn off).
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Thanks for posting the info.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by grocal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dk1796 View Post
    I have Adobe Reader 11.06 installed. I can open a single pdf perfectly well from Explorer, but when I double click on a second pdf to open it, nothing happens (it doesn't open). This only happens when I already have one instance of Adobe Reader open - opening the first pdf works just fine. And if I close the first one, I can open the other file (I just can't open them simultaneously). Opening a second file from Adobe Reader's open file dialogue also works fine.

    Any ideas?
    I had a same problem. I googled myself to this thread looking for the answer and your post gave me an idea and I found the solution. All you have to do is disable security measures in Adobe Reader XI (Edit -> Preferences -> Security (Enhanced) -> Sandbox Protection -> Enable Protected Mode at startup -> turn off).
    Oh, that fixes everything. Thanks!

    Edit: updated original post
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 single

    Work's fine now!


    Quote Originally Posted by dk1796 View Post
    I have Adobe Reader 11.06 installed. I can open a single pdf perfectly well from Explorer, but when I double click on a second pdf to open it, nothing happens (it doesn't open). This only happens when I already have one instance of Adobe Reader open - opening the first pdf works just fine. And if I close the first one, I can open the other file (I just can't open them simultaneously). Opening a second file from Adobe Reader's open file dialogue also works fine.

    Any ideas?

    Edit: After some investigation, it seems that when I open multiple PDFs on my SSD (which Windows is installed to), it works perfectly. It only runs into issues when opening PDFs located on another hard drive, which is an issue for me because my Dropbox folder is hosted on a separate hard drive.

    Solution:
    Quote Originally Posted by grocal View Post
    I had a same problem. I googled myself to this thread looking for the answer and your post gave me an idea and I found the solution. All you have to do is disable security measures in Adobe Reader XI (Edit -> Preferences -> Security (Enhanced) -> Sandbox Protection -> Enable Protected Mode at startup -> turn off).
    Alternate Solution: Switched to Foxit reader.
    Thank's for information... now it's working correctly.
    The Foxit it's fast but there are a bug and I have some problems with Foxit...

    Silvio
    BR
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  9. #19


    I have Protected mode disabled as well, but for a different reason. It was a fix for a problem with the Seamonkey web browser. That explains why it works for me.
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