How to view PDF Files in Internet Browsers?

Solution summary

If you are unable to view PDF files in your browser while surfing the Internet, then follow the easy 6-step resolution and get your issue resolved.

PDF is an abbreviation for Portable Document Format. The PDF file format was created by Adobe® Systems and Adobe® PDF documents are 2D representations that work across platforms and delivery systems and are compatible with different software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Step 2

Type `regedit’ and Click `OK’
Go to `Start’ and click `Run’. Type `regedit’ and click `OK’.

Step 3

Browse to ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSoftwareAdobeAcrobatExe’
Browse to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSoftwareAdobeAcrobatExe. Make sure that the correct default data value is set for the path where Adobe Reader or Acrobat is installed.

Step 6

Deselect `Display PDF’

Select ‘Internet’ on the left. Deselect ‘Display PDF’ in the browser using the Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro application and then click `OK’. Quit Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro or Adobe® Reader.

We hope that you are now able to view PDF files in the browser.

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