PDF Problems since installing Acrobat Reader 9

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by swooding, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. swooding macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    I am a newbie and didn't realise that i didn't really need to download Acrobat Reader 9 with Leopard, so I uninstalled it after a few days.

    Ever since, if I now try to open a pdf file within Safari, I just get a blank page and Preview does not open at all

    Any ideas ??

  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Have you done any Time Machine back up that you could restore? An alternative, is to install Reader again. It doesn't hurt to have it twice.
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    It seems Safari thinks Acrobat plug-in is still there. Unfortunately, I am not in front of my Mac, but I think there is a systemwide /Library/Plug-ins folder. You may need to remove something that starts with Acrobat in that folder.
  4. swooding thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    I have removed he acrobat reader plugin as advised, but no difference ??

    I have deleted Acrobat completely and if I select a PDF stored locally it opens fine with Preview but any PDF's within Safari do not open, if I control and click I can download and open fine ???

    any more thoughts gratefully received !

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