All my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?...

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Tianxiang Weng

Guest
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Thank you.

Weng
 
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asra asbollah

Guest
On Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 15:06:51 UTC+8, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng

Hi, how to change it back?
 
A

asra asbollah

Guest
On Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 15:06:51 UTC+8, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng

Hi, how to change it back?
 
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Kathleen Barry

Guest
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:06:51 AM UTC-4, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng

Weng,
The YT video is marked private so when clicking on it, unable to view. :(
Kate
 
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Kathleen Barry

Guest
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:06:51 AM UTC-4, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng

Weng,
The YT video is marked private so when clicking on it, unable to view. :(
Kate
 
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Craig Ruff

Guest
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e-a0df-1f40ff016de2n@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtxwtx@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
 
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Craig Ruff

Guest
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e-a0df-1f40ff016de2n@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtxwtx@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
 
C

Craig Ruff

Guest
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e-a0df-1f40ff016de2n@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtxwtx@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
 
C

Craig Ruff

Guest
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e-a0df-1f40ff016de2n@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtxwtx@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?

Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
 
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Tianxiang Weng

Guest
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.

Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng
 
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Tianxiang Weng

Guest
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.

Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng
 
T

Tianxiang Weng

Guest
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.

Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng
 
T

Tianxiang Weng

Guest
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.

Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng
 
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Tijana Vujasinovic

Guest
On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:06:51 AM UTC+1, Tianxiang Weng wrote:
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:13:51 PM UTC-7, Craig Ruff wrote:
In article <0840cd10-be31-440e...@googlegroups.com>,
Tianxiang Weng <wtx...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Overnight all my PDF files suddenly become Chrome HTML Document! Why?

Are there some new things happening with Adobe policy on their free Read DC software yesterday?
Did you install a Chrome update and it took ownership of PDF format
files? The browsers all tend to have built in PDF viewers now. I expect
that you can tell your OS that you prefer to use Adobel as the PDF viewer.
Craig Ruff,

Did you install a Chrome update?
Chrome gets its update automatically and I don\'t have its control.

I found the reason that Chrome browser refreshed the read app attribute for all PDF files using Chrome Browser. See how to change pdf reading app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh8rK76bFs

After I changed it back to the Adobe app and all icons for pdf files returned to normal.

Thank you.

Weng

Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
 
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KJ

Guest
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana

You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

Kevin Jennings
 
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gnuarm.del...@gmail.com

Guest
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:51:33 AM UTC-4, KJ wrote:
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

A new machine seems to default to making various MS apps the default if you give it half a chance. I do exactly the above to fix the issue when found.. You can also go into a settings dialog and address all of the file types at once. That\'s what I had to do for LibreOffice to get the umptynine file types away from MS office and Edge.

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Rick C.

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brenda Carlin

Guest
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote:
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

Kevin Jennings
Thanks!!! This worked easy
 
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Cindi Wilson

Guest
On Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:58:05 AM UTC+1, brenda Carlin wrote:
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote:
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

Kevin Jennings
Thanks!!! This worked easy

Kevin Jennings - Thanks!! Your solution worked perfectly. Best, Cindi
 
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Catherine Dulany DiBenedetto

Guest
On Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:13:01 AM UTC-5, Cindi Wilson wrote:
On Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:58:05 AM UTC+1, brenda Carlin wrote:
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote:
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

Kevin Jennings
Thanks!!! This worked easy
Kevin Jennings - Thanks!! Your solution worked perfectly. Best, Cindi

Hello,

I tried to open an attached document on an email (\"open with...\") using Google Sheets and it changed every pdf document on my computer to the google chrome as well. (Actually, it was my husband\'s computer and he\'s not happy).. I found this site and it sounds like what happened to us. I can see how to change just one document, but I am not sure about getting into the \"settings\" to change all of the documents back to pdf\'s. Can you please walk me through it again? I don\'t see the \"always use this app to open\" when I right click on a file. Please help!

Thank you
Catherine
 
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gnuarm.del...@gmail.com

Guest
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:51:37 PM UTC-4, Catherine Dulany DiBenedetto wrote:
On Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:13:01 AM UTC-5, Cindi Wilson wrote:
On Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:58:05 AM UTC+1, brenda Carlin wrote:
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 9:51:33 AM UTC-6, KJ wrote:
Dear Weng,
Same thing happened to me also. Could you please share the method how you changed back viewing docs as pdf? (video link you shared says its private and could not access)
Many thanks!
All the best,
Tijana
You probably just need to right click on any PDF file, then select \'Open With\' then \'Choose another app\' which will bring up a list of programs. Select the viewer you want and check the \'Always use this app to open .PDF files\' checkbox.

Kevin Jennings
Thanks!!! This worked easy
Kevin Jennings - Thanks!! Your solution worked perfectly. Best, Cindi
Hello,

I tried to open an attached document on an email (\"open with...\") using Google Sheets and it changed every pdf document on my computer to the google chrome as well. (Actually, it was my husband\'s computer and he\'s not happy). I found this site and it sounds like what happened to us. I can see how to change just one document, but I am not sure about getting into the \"settings\" to change all of the documents back to pdf\'s. Can you please walk me through it again? I don\'t see the \"always use this app to open\" when I right click on a file. Please help!

I don\'t think you can change it for just one file. It is a setting that uses the suffix, the .xxx part and applies to every file with that suffix.

Open Windows file explorer and right click a PDF file, select \"properties\". Make sure the \"general\" tab is selected and at the top of that tab you will see \"Opens with\" and a button, \"Change...\". Click the button. Now find the program you use by default to view PDF files. If it is not shown, click \"more apps\". If it is still not shown click \"look for another app on this PC\". When you find the app select it and click OK. In the properties window click \"Apply\". That should do it!

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