New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Can't seem to open .pdf files


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jacatone

 
Member Since: Oct 04, 2007
Posts: 66
jacatone is on a distinguished road

jacatone is offline
I bought a couple of beginner Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard .pdf ebooks online but OSX doesn't seem to open them. Just lists them as "lnk" files. What am I doing wrong here?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 41,541
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
Your Mac should open PDF files in the Preview application. Are you sure the eBook files are PDF since you say they're shown as "lnk" files. It sounds like you didn't actually download the PDF files but only the link to them. How did you do the download?
QUOTE Thanks
jacatone

 
Member Since: Oct 04, 2007
Posts: 66
jacatone is on a distinguished road

jacatone is offline
I downloaded them on my Windows machine. They open fine in that. Then copied them onto my Mac. Weird.
QUOTE Thanks
MBP17•David

 
MBP17•David's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 04, 2014
Location: England
Posts: 485
MBP17•David is just really niceMBP17•David is just really niceMBP17•David is just really niceMBP17•David is just really nice
Mac Specs: MBP17 8GB 2x960GB SSDs 10.9 • MBA11 4/128GB 10.9 • TC 2TB • TV3 • iPh6 128GB • iPh6+ 128GB

MBP17•David is offline
Are these files have correct extension? As in .pdf - if not, OS X might not see them as PDF files.

How exactly did you copy them? It sounds like you might have placed aliases on to your Mac HD, rather than actual files.
Just go back to Windows machine and do a copy and paste rather than dragging, should work.

Dvid
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Spam folder disappeared | FaceTime Audio drops revisited »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Recovered files are red and won't open joshrachlis Apple Notebooks 3 06-01-2014 10:50 AM
working between open files drksmani OS X - Operating System 2 05-25-2014 01:15 AM
Basic HowTo: Using MTS/M2TS files in FCP/FCE/iMovie Nethfel Movies and Video 10 04-02-2014 10:57 AM
Brew, rsync and command line errors . . . TattooedMac OS X - Development and Darwin 11 03-26-2014 05:36 AM
deleting files from open office pastle Switcher Hangout 3 03-18-2014 02:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?