I don't want Adobe Reader to automatically save a PDF, I simply want to view the PDF

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In the past when I clicked on a PDF doc. it would open promptly, then I would have the option to save or not.

Something changed, so now when clicking on a PDF, the doc automatically saves to my wk. station.

How can I change my Adobe Reader (for Win 10) to revert back to Not Save Automatically?

Thanks!

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Community Expert , Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

Change the settings in your web browser.

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Adobe Employee , Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

Hi Copper,

 

Hope you are doing well.

What you have explained above, this is behavior of Web browser upon viewing a PDF attachment or document available on a website.

This is your Web Browser behavior, as your web browser decides whether document needs to be downloaded automatically or seek permission before downloading.

For example, Google Chrome downloads the file automatically. On the other hand Firefox asks whether you need to save the file or not.

 If this is not the case with you, then let

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Change the settings in your web browser.

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Thank you!

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Copper,

 

Hope you are doing well.

What you have explained above, this is behavior of Web browser upon viewing a PDF attachment or document available on a website.

This is your Web Browser behavior, as your web browser decides whether document needs to be downloaded automatically or seek permission before downloading.

For example, Google Chrome downloads the file automatically. On the other hand Firefox asks whether you need to save the file or not.

 If this is not the case with you, then let us know these things:

1- Where are your PDF files saved?

2- Do you experience this issue when opening files saved locally on your computer?

3- Share the screenshot of complete screens from where you are trying to view the PDF.

 

Thanks,

Akanchha

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Perfect, Thanks you!

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