Fix Adobe PDF Preview Issue on 64-bit Windows 7

By Sidharth | How-to

Adobe programs have always been riddled with bugs. It’s just that Adobe and Windows Operating System doesn’t go hand in hand. And when the pesky bugs get on our nerves, it leaves us end users with nothing but frustration.

Even a tiny issue can really wrack and ruin our whole day.

If you are not able to use the PDF Preview feature on your 64-bit Windows 7 OS, and if Adobe reader fails to display thumbnails, just stop worrying as there’s an easy fix out there just for you.

But first, let’s find out how the issue arises:

  • You receive an email attached with the PDF file and the PDF file doesn’t preview from Outlook.
  • When you try to open PDF file from the preview functionality within Microsoft Office.

Errors like this often pop up:

Adobe PDF Preview Handler

Cannot use Adobe Reader to view PDF in your web browser. Reader will now exit. Please exit your browser and try again.

This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer: PDF Preview Handler for Windows 7

If you don’t want the PDF files to open in your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser, then uncheck the option from Edit -> Preference. But if you are tackling a different issue with Adobe PDF Preview Handler, then this quick, ultimate fix that can get you out of the mess and save your day.

Fix PDF Preview on Win7

The issue has not only been documented but also fixed by Leo Davidson. His free tool, x64 fixer, offers fix for PDF Preview Handling on 64-bit Windows 7 machine.

Fix PDF on Windows 7

Download the tool, launch it in your Windows 64-bit version and click on Apply Fix. That’s it — the errors have turned to dust. The utility also fixes the thumbnail issue that Adobe has ignored for long.

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About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!