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Acrobat does not show changed file names by default.

  1. #1


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    Acrobat does not show changed file names by default.


    The title is badly worded, but I'm not sure how else to describe this.



    I have Windows 8.1 and just noticed this behaviour after reinstalling Adobe Acrobat Pro XI. Say I have a document called A.pdf. I want to rename the file so I right-click, click rename, and type B.pdf. The file still appears in the folder as A.pdf and when I double-click it to open it, I get an error from Acrobat: "There was an error opening this document."



    This only happens with PDFs, not with DOCs or TXTs.

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    If its a registered copy, best place to ask would be in Acrobat forum at Adobe probably.

    Is it the default program for opening pdf files? If you right click on the file and choose "open with" will it open? Did you reinstall it recently. Seems to be allot of issues for people that have "reinstalled" Acrobat
    Last edited by antspants; 26 Mar 2014 at 08:17.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    I should clarify. I can still open the files. I have to refresh the Explorer window so that it appears as B.pdf. Renaming the file works fine, but for some reason the new file name does not automatically show up.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    Never mind. The problem's gone for now. I don't know how it happened, but a restart is all that was needed.
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Acrobat does not show changed file names by default.
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