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I have used Foxit Reader for at least 3 years. All of sudden it's changed to Adobe Reader. How can I get Foxit back?
 

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Have a look at this page and follow the instructions under the sub-heading How to change file associations by right-clicking on a file in Windows XP. What you need to do is find a PDF that's currently opening incorrectly with Adobe Reader, right-click on it, choose Open with and then Choose program.

Hopefully, it will give you the option to choose Foxit Reader as the default program. Don't forget to check the box for Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.
 

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I can't find "open with". Every app opens fine. When I try to open Foxit I get the following : entry point could be located in the dynamic link library dbghelp.dll.
 

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I can't find "open with"
So, if you open Windows Explorer and right-click on any file, it won't show Open with on the context menu?

Regarding Foxit itself: it sounds as if the application may have been corrupted. I know Foxit is no longer supporting XP (see the System Requirements link here), so it might be worth checking this site to see if you can find a version that works.
 

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I have found in my control panel shows two copies of Adobe Reader in my add/remove for XI (11.0.17). Any thoughts about this?
 

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Okay, we're bouncing all over the place on this one, so we really need to concentrate here. If you want to use Foxit, why not uninstall all instances of Adobe Reader, reboot the PC, and then see if you can get Foxit running again.
 

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thank you Lochl. I thought about this maybe tomorrow. I'll let you know, thanks for all the support Actually I don't think that Abobe reader is not this bad. I believe it has problem with virus and others. However I really don't care. New computer coming soon. My laptop uses Windows 7 Every documents of course are on my external hard drive.
 

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You're welcome, and I'll be glad to assist you with anything else which transpires during this exercise. Adobe doesn't have a problem with viruses per se; it's an actual issue with PDFs being weaponized as an attack vector. You can read more about it here.
 

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You're welcome, and I'll be glad to assist you with anything else which transpires during this exercise. Adobe doesn't have a problem with viruses per se; it's an actual issue with PDFs being weaponized as an attack vector. You can read more about it here.
Lochl,
I believe I've/You've fixed the problem. I believe on a certain date recently Foxit was no longer supported or usable for XP. So automatically all my PDFs were changed to Adobe Reader. Seems weird but things happen!
That's why I can only use Adobe Reader. I deleted both copies of Adobe and Foxit. Foxit alone it didn't work anymore. So I installed Adobe again and everthing now is fine. Adobe is fine and I'll work with it!
CP
 

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Glad to see you've worked all this out and got it running again, cpkish (y)
 
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