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not a valid win 32 application

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by heatly, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. heatly

    heatly Thread Starter

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    Hi i am having troubles to open pdf files on my computer. It comes up to say that the podf file that I have selected is not a valid win 32 application. they all used to open until about a month ago and i have not been able to figure out why. Please help..
     
  2. ushiva

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    I would first suggest to re-install Adobe reader.

    If that doesn't work, then right click one of the pdf files you want to open, and click open with.
    Then go into the Adobe file, Acrobat x (x being the version that you have) and into the reader file and click of AcroRd32.exe and when you open with that, if it works, set that to be the default program to open these types of files.
     
  3. heatly

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    I have uninstalled it several times and reinstalled it several times and that did not work. But will try your other suggestion thanks.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Your Adobe Reader installation may be corrupted.

    Try uninstalling it thoroughly with the free Revo Uninstaller.

    Then, I'd recommend a much lighter alternative like the free Foxit Reader.
     
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