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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bedesv, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Bedesv

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    Hi,

    When I download any pdf file, when my phone tries to open it automatically, it says that it can't open it because it is corrupted, however, when I go into my files, it opens fine. Any other file type is opened fine, it just doesn't work with pdfs which is very annoying. Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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  2. Leon Marco

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    Do you have a app that opens .PDF files on your phone? If no then install drive PDF viewer from play store. It won't allow you to edit files but will if you want I only see them.
    If that doesn't help then tell what message do you exactly get?
     
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    That's done the trick, thanks. I just assumed that because I could open them through my files that I had a pdf viewer installed.
     
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    Some file managers know how to preview a .pdf and others just try anything that looks at plain documents (and fails). Without a default app defined, you'll be up to the individual file manager's discretion.
     

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