Message of PDF file reader to unknown file while downloading it.

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I have a problem that I am getting the reference of PDF file reader to unknown file when I try to download it.

Here are the details.

I have replaced the Reader 5.1 version of Reader 9.3. I have Windows XP with service pack 2 and Internet Explorer 6.

However, after trying to download the PDF file from one reliable site I get the pop up security warnings, and getting continued just after clicking that with trial to download the PDF I get the new message that the file type is "unknown".

How to fix this issue?

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Answered By 10 points N/A #167598

Message of PDF file reader to unknown file while downloading it.

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Hi Christopher S Joy.

REALLY YOU ARE SUFFERING IN A REAL TROUBLE.

But you can solve your problem easily IE sometimes do problem you can use any of following tips:

1. Use Google Chrome or Firefox or Safari.

2. You may use acrobat reader plugin.

3. You can use Foxit reader to read PDF or any unknown file.
 
4. Though it shows Unknown format you can try DJVU reader

THANKS FOR ASKING

Answered By 0 points N/A #167599

Message of PDF file reader to unknown file while downloading it.

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There are several possible causes of the message that the file type is "unknown". To narrow them down, follow these steps:

1 Use the same PDF reader that originally produced the error and download a different PDF file. Does the "unknown file type" error still appear? If it doesn't, then the original file could be corrupted. If it does, continue to step 2.

2 Try to use an alternate PDF reader and attempt to download the same file. Do you still get the "unknown file type" error? If you do, then the file itself is most likely corrupted. If not, then proceed to step 3.

3. Your PDF reader has not properly registered itself as the default application for PDF files. To fix this problem, do the following:

4. Open Windows Explorer, click "Tools" and then click "Folder Options"

5. In the window that appears, click "File Types", scroll down until you find "PDF", select it and click "Change.."

6. Select your PDF Reader. If it's not listed, click "Browse" and find it in the location where it is installed.

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