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Trouble with File Types

By ptim
Feb 26, 2009
  1. I'm having a problem with my .pdf file types, I can double click on a .pdf and it will open adobe acrobat, but, under FILE TYPE in Windows Explorer, it says its a different file type, I've tried to change it in Folder Options, under File types, but the .pdf files always show up as a different file type. I've also tried to change the program it opens with under properties.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    What does it report the file type to be when you open it with Windows Explorer?
    Which version of Adobe Reader do you have installed? Or if not Adobe, which reader are you using... and, of course, which version of Adobe Acrobat?
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just in case you are talking about the icon association

    You can rebuild XP icon cache by doing the following:

    Select Tools->Folder Options -> View -> Show hidden files
    Start->Run-> %userprofile%\local settings\application data
    Delete the hidden file IconCache.db
    Then restart

    This file is then rebuilt automatically
    You might want to turn off hidden files now as well


    You can rebuild Vista icon cache by doing the following:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-rebuild-the-icon-cache-in-windows-vista/

    Not sure if that was your issue or not
     
  4. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    We use a program called "ecopy" that is the file type, that my .pdf's are showing up as.

    Adobe Acrobat 9
    Adobe Reader 9
     
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