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steveb5
 
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Post Posted February 24th, 2011, 6:37 pm

For some reason, I cannot open a PDF file in Firefox. I am using Foxit reader. It recently stooped working. Can anyone please help.

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Post Posted February 24th, 2011, 7:02 pm

I get this error message Foxit Reader OCX.ocx failed to load

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Post Posted February 24th, 2011, 8:51 pm

Try uninstalling Foxit (browser closed), when done restart FF and make sure in 'about:plugins' the Foxit plugin's gone, if not delete this file (just do Windows search).. 'npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll' then reinstall, I had a problem after an update, the old FF plugin didn't .
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Post Posted February 24th, 2011, 9:43 pm

Thanks mightyglydd. Did as you suggested and after re-installed with update it didn't work. Re-installed it without the current update at it worked. Must be a problem with the foxit update. Thanks again.

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Post Posted February 24th, 2011, 10:07 pm

Glad you got it working.
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Post Posted February 25th, 2011, 10:15 am

steveb5
Some time ago I had problems with getting Foxit to work in Firefox and found that an attempt to open up a PDF in Firefox(FF) would cause FF to crash yet my Win7 OS would recover the crash and it took some time to figure out that FF was actually crashing... I traced down the problem to opening up a PDF in Firefox via the Foxit Plugin so I re-pointed the function in Tools/Options/Applications to have all FDF (Foxit docs.) and PDF's to open using the Foxit application and not the plugin... All those crash problems went away and have had zero issues with Foxit since then.

So, you might want to re-point your Firefox applications for Foxit to open with the app and not the plugin... I like it better that way because everything related to that pdf/fdf doc. is then handled outside of Firefox.... keeps the mem. use in FF reduced.... then try that Foxit update again.
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Post Posted February 25th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Thank you Steveb5...

That fixed the problem for me too.

:D

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Post Posted February 26th, 2012, 9:39 am

steveb5 wrote:Thanks mightyglydd. Did as you suggested and after re-installed with update it didn't work. Re-installed it without the current update at it worked. Must be a problem with the foxit update. Thanks again.


I use Foxit as well and it's currently fine. Which version was problematic for you? I'm on plugin 2.1.1.720 (Foxit 5.1.4.0104).

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