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Prevent PDF Files from Opening in a Web Browser

How to change your settings so PDF files do not show up in web browsers.

To Prevent PDF’s from opening in a Web Browser follow these steps:

  1. Launch Adobe Reader 8.0.
  2. Open the Edit menu and select Preferences.
  3. On the left hand side of the preferences window, select the Internet category.
  4. Make sure to uncheck the "Display PDF in browser" option.

After following these steps, PDF files should no longer open within the browser.  A window of Adobe Reader will come up with your PDF.