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    The application Preview can't be opened.
    The application Preview can't be opened.
    I can't seem to open PDFs anymore what di dI do?

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    The application Preview can't be opened.
    toMACsh's Avatar
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    Is there any more to the message you get?
    Are you getting this when double-clicking on a pdf file trying to open it?

    Is Preview in your Applications Folder?

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    The application Preview can't be opened.
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    Do you get any sort of error messages?

    In the meantime, you can download Adobe Reader and use that to read PDFs.
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    The application Preview can't be opened.
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    Highlight the pdf file you want to open> hit command+I (stands for get info)
    This pops up:



    Make sure that Preview is selected. If it is not, you can drop down that list and choose it from "other" if it doesn't show up in the list, as such:



    Doug

  5. #5
    Thank you so much! I just got a Mac so am learning. Much appreciated.

    P

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    The application Preview can't be opened.
    toMACsh's Avatar
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    So what was the solution? Posting that here might help another new user who searches for an answer to the same problem.

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