Opening files (iOS)

New Here ,
Jul 07, 2018

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Hello Adobe,

Having an issue with opening files stored in my OneDrive with Adobe Reader on iOS.

When in OneDrive, I have a file that is quite big (80MB) so I've cached an offline copy of it as I don't want to download it over the cell network every time I go to use it.

The "Open in another app" feature in OneDrive calls up the selector tray at the bottom, where "Copy to Adobe Reader" is the listed option.  Unfortunately, this causes a duplicate of the file to be created each time I open the file through OneDrive.  Why?

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Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional , Jul 08, 2018
Acrobat Reader needs the copy. Otherwise it can't open the file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Acrobat Reader needs the copy. Otherwise it can't open the file.

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I highly doubt that.  I see reason OneDrive can't load the file into memory and let Adobe Reader do its thing with it.

It's absurd that OneDrive has to push a new copy of the file into Adobe Reader every time I open it.  Who thinks having multiple copies of the same 80MB PDF is a good idea?

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It is a rule of iOS that each app has its own files. They cannot use the same file. Sending a file is not a way of sharing the same file but it does indeed send a new copy each time. Apple made it that way.

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