Open action only opens in Architect


I’m a long time user of PDFCreator. I have recently started using (a licenced copy of) PDFCreator on a terminal server. The problem is that when we uncheck the “Open PDF files with Architect” under Actions-Open in the profile settings, the created PDFs are not opened at all. Nothing happens. The default open action in Windows is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and all PDFs are opened in this program - except for PDFs opened from PDFCreator.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this? Please help me fix this annoying problem.



we are working on fixing this, currently I can only offer you a workaround:
Instead of using the “Open document” action, use the “Run Script” action and tell it to use the Adobe Reader executable (by default for Adobe Reader DC this should be located in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroRd32.exe”).

Best regards,


SInce Upgrade to v2.4 PDF creator no longer opens PDF in adobe reader