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Computer attaching PDF sign to a .fir file

Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2023 Mar 29, 2023

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.FIR file is a Canon firmware update, on canon site no pdf, just .FIR. When bringing to my computer Adobe is adding a PDF sign to the  .FIR file and I cannot update my Canon camera  (R7).

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 30, 2023 Mar 30, 2023

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Hi @canoniser,

 

Hope you are doing well. Sorry for your experience with Acrobat Reader.

 

Have you tried right-clicking the file-> properties-> opens with-> search for the application you want to open it with and then clicking Apply-> OK?

 

This should switch the default application for opening .FIR file from Acrobat Reader to the Camera's app for successful software updation.

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Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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I cannot open file, prop, open with- because the properties are gray in zip file or after unzip.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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@canoniser You can visit the given link to learn more on how to: Change default programs in Windows - Microsoft Support

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2023 Apr 03, 2023

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Yes I tried and didn't work.

I think I found why: in the default app to open a file :  beside the   .FIR I can see the Adobe Reader sign where nothing should be there. Now have to try to remove that PDF prefix.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 04, 2023 Apr 04, 2023

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The icon on your FIR file does not matter at all because you MUST NOT try to open it. You might see a PDF with instructions, and a FIR which must only be used by the camera. See https://www.eos-magazine.com/articles/firmware/

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 04, 2023 Apr 04, 2023

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My cameras cannot read these files. I now have 2 cameras to update, and the same problem with both, I load the memory card containing the  Acrobat sign and .FIR and nothing happens. Right now I think I will remove all the Adobe programms, try to load my 2 .FIR files to the 2 cameras. I don't have anything to loose.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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After you put the card in, do you go to the settings menu, then follow the instructions in that article?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 05, 2023 Apr 05, 2023

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In the last 10 years i probably made a min. of 15 Canon updates and I am pretty sure none of them contained a pdf sign. I had to make one attemp and it was finished.

Excuse the english, I am a 70 years old french man.

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