.PDF files will not open without saving first

Since downloading Adobe Reader 11.0.07 on 5/20/14 .pdf files will not open without saving them first. I want .pdf files to open first BEFORE I save them (using Windows 7 and Firefox 30.0)

E Denice wrote:
PDF files will not open and eratically opens multiple pages and then the laptop freezes up.
Doesn't make much sense to me. Methinks details are needed.

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    2)  I right click onto the pdf icon and chose "open with Adobe 9" and get the same response.  Nothing happens.
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    E Denice wrote:
    PDF files will not open and eratically opens multiple pages and then the laptop freezes up.
    Doesn't make much sense to me. Methinks details are needed.

  • PDF files will not open and eratically open multiple pages and then freezes up the page

    PDF files will not open and eratically opens multiple pages and then the laptop freezes up. Please help.

    E Denice wrote:
    PDF files will not open and eratically opens multiple pages and then the laptop freezes up.
    Doesn't make much sense to me. Methinks details are needed.

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    I have opened: https://courses.worldcampus.psu.edu/public/diagnostics/Acrobat.html I click on test page and it downloads Acro_Test.pdf 5..8kb -- psu.edu,then I open the page, the hour glass comes on and goes off without ever opening. The Reader software in my program file.
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  • Some PDF files will not open

    Hi - anyone who can help would be greatly appreciated as I am beyond frustrated.
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    MotorAdmin wrote:
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    It works when opened in Safari but I get the following messages when trying to open from the desktop.
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    I found this on an old Nov 2012 discussion AND IT WORKS.......
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