Many factors can prevent a PDF from opening in your browser or on your computer using Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader. Try the suggestions below to troubleshoot the problems.
Note that you cannot repair a damaged PDF itself. However, if you have the source file, you can re-create the PDF using Foxit PDF Editor application.
Can’t open PDF in your browser:
Most Modern web browsers can easily open PDFs. If you’re having trouble opening a specific PDF on a web page.try the suggestion below.
1:Download the PDF to your hard drive and open it in Foxit PDF Reader or Foxit PDF Editor:
i):Right-click the hyperlink to the PDF file that you desire to open it.
ii):Choose the appropriate save or download option for your browser:
- (Google chrome) Save Link As.
- (Internet Explorer) Save Target As
- (Firefox)Save Link As
Make sure “Portable Document Format (PDF)(*.pdf)” is selected for the file type, and save the file.
If you don't see a Save As dialog box, your browser may have downloaded the file automatically, possibly in a separate downloads window.
2):Locate the saved PDF, and double-click the file to open it. If your browser opened a downloads window, double-click the PDF in the downloads list.
Can't open PDF on your computer
If you can't open a local PDF on your computer, try the suggestions below in the order they appear.
1):Install Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader on your computer:
If you already have Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader or installed on your computer, skip to the next step.
Foxit PDF Reader is a free PDF viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content – including forms and multimedia. Foxit PDF Editor is more powerful than Foxit PDF Reader.
Go to the Foxit Download center , and then scroll download on this page to find “Foxit PDF Editor Pro/Foxit PDF Editor” or “Foxit PDF Reader” this product and click Free Download to download and install Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader.
After the installation is complete, follow the steps in the next section.
2):Set Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader as the default PDF viewer:
To know how to set Foxit PDF Editor or Foxit PDF Reader as default PDF viewer, please refer to this article.
Note: If you have both Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Reader installed on your computer, choose to set Foxit PDF Editor as default PDF viewer.
3）Update Foxit PDF Reader or Foxit PDF Editor:
Foxit often releases security updates for Foxit PDF Reader and Foxit PDF Editor. Installing the latest updates might solve the issue.
a)Open Foxit PDF Reader or Foxit PDF Editor. Click on “Help” tab>”Check for Updates” to to download and install the latest version.
b)Restart your computer.
4) Repair Foxit PDF Reader or Foxit PDF Editor:
Foxit PDF Reader or Foxit PDF Editor—or the resources they depend upon—could be damaged. Try repairing the product using the steps mentioned in this article.