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opening PDF documents from 3-5 years ago

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Hello

There are a number of PDF documents on my computer that unfortunately won't open in Firefox. Firefox is my default for opening PDF documents but I also tried Microsoft edge and they didn't open on that either. Some of them are from 2 1/2 years ago, some say 4-6 years ago. These files used to open on my computer without problems but alas not anymore! :( When I try to open them in Firefox I get a completely blank document with no error message. When I try instead to open them with microsoft edge I get the following error "We can't open this file. Something went wrong"

Thanks!

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It could be the files were corrupted. Any way to download new versions of those files?

Web search: https://www.bing.com/search?q=pdf+readers

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Thanks for that Fred and it's possible that a few of the ones I was trying to open are corrupted (although I did use to be able to open them) but most are definitely not corrupted. They seem to just not open after so many years. I have noticed this with other PDF documents in the past too. I also tried opening them with Libre Office Draw. So I have tried 3 different ways to open them now since I first tried Mozilla Firefox, which is my default for opening PDFs.

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