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New version of Adobe won't open older files

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Several versions of Indesign accumulated on my PC, so I uninstalled the oldest ones. I am now runnning InDesign 2021... but cannot open files created with older versions (I think 2019). They all show with a pdf icon, they don't open directly and I can't open them from InDesign... WHat can I do to open my documents and keep working on them with the 2021 version?

 

It's a bit mad! 

If I had known, I wouldn;t have uninstalled older versions...

 

Can someone help? Thank you?

 

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the InDesign forum so that proper help can be offered.

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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You have a file association problem. Somehow your INDD files are associated with Acrobat. Change it in your operating system (which you didn't indicate).

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To reset the file associations for InDesign and any other Creative Cloud apps both for Windows and Mac see: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/x-productkb/global/file-associations-broken-uninstall-applications.html.

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