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Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« on: October 20, 2006, 10:07:05 PM »
Hi forum friends,

For some reason I cannot open pdf files in IE or Firefox, I can downlaod them and open them all right, but when I tried to open them in IE it says "Could not find Acrobat Window Handler. How do I repair this? I am on XP SP2 abd have Acrobat Reader 7.0

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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 10:21:12 PM »
Hi forum members,

Could repair it inside Acrobat 7.0 just re-installing the settings for Windows set-up.
It works again,

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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 01:13:53 AM »
You could also have used Foxit Reader.   :)
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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 02:02:49 AM »
I use Foxit reader, but I've never been able to get it to open a pdf file on-line (with IE or firefox), acrobat keeps butting it to open the file.
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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 03:05:04 AM »
I use Foxit reader, but I've never been able to get it to open a pdf file on-line (with IE or firefox), acrobat keeps butting it to open the file.
You must disable the IE BHO of Acrobat (Tools > Suplements)
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx

Maybe just run:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE /u "C:\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx"

I've not tested as I want this BHO.
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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006, 03:05:43 AM »
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acrobat keeps butting it to open the file
Only if you have Acrobat on your system... ;D ;D
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Re: Could not find Acrobat External Window Handler
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2006, 12:17:30 PM »
@ Tech
As I very rarely use IE (almost never) the BHO removal is probably a good idea as it is even rarer that I would be browsing with IE and viewing a pdf file.

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