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Pdf files were displaying in the browser, but then I accidently right clicked it and set it to not display pdf's in the browser. How can I set it so it does display it again?

I tried going into adobe reader preferences and internet, but the option is grayed out and checked, yet it still doesn't work in IE9...

I also tried reinstalling (repairing) adobe reader version 10.1.4


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is there a reason your using ie? Thats the browser we're all trying to nuke. –  Exploit Sep 25 '12 at 6:56
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First (as said on adobe's help) make sure you are using IE9 32-bit version. And check if addon is enabled in IE9. There are a lot of solutions on that help page, I think there is one that suits your situation.

I've had Reader 8, just removed and installed new version and it works now.

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Open Adobe Reader. Click on edit. Click on preferences. Click on internet about half way down on the left. If you do not have an oprion there that says open adobe in browser then there should be a link in there to show you how to check your addon and ensure it is working properly. The link will take you here: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/display-pdf-browser-acrobat-xi.html

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Had this happen to me after I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro The browser does not know what PDF viewer to use ( Acrobat or Reader)

Open Adobe and go to:

Edit --> Preferences --> General --> Select Default PDF Handler --> A pop-up will appear. Select one from the dropdown.

Solved it for me.

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