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PDF marked 'damaged and could not be repaired" Answered


I'm finding this problem every time I try to access the PDF files.
It comes up marked that: "The file is damaged and couuld not be repaired."
Help!!
Everything else works fine, including the PDF files from other sources!

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caitlinsdad

8 years ago

What operating system and what browser are you using? Is there a specific instructable that you are trying to look at that you cannot open the pdf? Make sure you have the latest pdf reader and that you have a good fast internet connection.

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ShanniTecaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

I answered that on the other reply. Thanks for your comment!!

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kelseymh

8 years ago

What OS and browser, and also do you happen to know what speed your Internet connection is running right now? I have run into this problem intermittently (lasts for a few hours or a day, then disappears) over the past several months.

As near as I can tell, a slow connection can cause the PDF to be truncated at the client end. At that point, Adobe Reader usually finds that the checksum doesn't match the file content, and barfs.

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ShanniTekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

I'm using Vista Home Premium and Firefox on my laptop computer (3GB of RAM) and it shows my strength as excellent.
I've had this problem a number of times when I try to bring up a PDF file on the instructables...
I think you might be right ... but it said my signal strength was excellent.
Can't see what speed it's running at any more - used to on my old system.
Thanks for your reply!!