PDFs no longer open in browser in SharePoint 2010


In MOSS, if you navigated to a library or performed a search for a PDF; you could click on it to open it right up in the browser. That is of course if you have Adobe Reader. 🙂

In 2010, if you do the same thing your used to, you will be prompted with the option to Save or Cancel.

To get the auto-open behavior back, go to Central Administration>Application Management>Manage Web Applications.

Click on the Web Application to select it, and click General Settings.

In the Web Application Settings dialog window, scroll down to Browser File Handling and change the setting from Strict to Permissive, and click OK.

Your PDF files should now open automatically as they did in previous versions of SharePoint.

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