File can't be previewed - error in the PDF Preview Handler

I have Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 installed.  I can open with this reader.  However, the preview pane cannot preview the document.   Exact Win 7 error message in the preview pane is:

This file can't be previewed because of an error in the PDF Preview Handler for Vista

 

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I had the same problem. I found the solution here:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t5352123-error_in_pdf_preview_handler_vista

It's a registry error that is easy to fix once you know what to look for.

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I have Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 installed.  I can open with this reader.  However, the preview pane cannot preview the document.   Exact Win 7 error message in the preview pane is:

This file can't be previewed because of an error in the PDF Preview Handler for Vista


Hi

Try downloading and installing the latest version of the Adobe Reader. The latest version is 9.3.

Adobe - Adobe Reader download

Hope this helps.

Thank You for using Windows 7


Ronnie Vernon MVP
MVP 1999 - Present
Windows Insider MVP

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