QuickBooks Unable to Locate PDF Viewer

by James Antonio

QuickBooks has been known for its extraordinary performance as the best digital accounting software and is recommended by countless successful businesses using it worldwide. Multiple reports and statements can be created with the help of a statement writer and simultaneously view in the default PDF viewer of your respective device.

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However, at times, you might have faced some issues in which the error has shown as QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer and got stuck midway. This generally happens if the device on which the reports or statements are accessed to view does not have a PDF viewer installed.

But, in case, you have a PDF viewer installed but still get the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, then the next section is for your help.

Through various methods and elaborative steps, this article is your rescue team for fixing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Unable to Locate PDF Viewer

To fix the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, there is more than one solution. To start with, the first solution is setting the Adobe Reader as the default PDF viewer in your respective device.

Solution 1: Setting The Adobe Reader As The Default PDF Viewer (Windows 7, 8, And 8.1)

For Windows 7, 8, And 8.1

Step 1: Tap on the Start Menu and choose Control Panel.

Step 2: Select Programs and locate the option that lets you set the default programs.

Step 3: After you have chosen to set the default programs, find Adobe Reader or any other application for PDF viewing that you have installed on your device.

Step 4: Tap on it and make it as default by selecting Set this program as default.

For Windows 10

Step 1: Tap on the Start Menu and choose Settings.

Step 2: Visit Apps and on the left panel choose Default Apps.

Default Apps

Step 3: Scroll down to find. PDF and tap on it for making it a default program.

Step 4: Under the programs list, locate and select Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other application for PDF viewing that you have installed on your device.

Step 5: Hit Switch anyway.

Solution 2: Resetting Display PDF

Step 1: Open the Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2: Make a right-click on the window of the document.

Step 3: Choose Page Display Preferences and under the left-hand side list, tap on the Internet.

Step 4: Choose OK after unchecking Display PDF in the browser.

Step 5: Try opening the PDF again and also follow the same steps thereby check-marking the box for another time.

Solution 3: Running QuickBooks PDF and Print Repair Tool

Step 1: Download, install and open QuickBooks Tool Hub.

Step 2: From the left panel, tap on the Program Problems.

Step 3: Start to initiate the utility by choosing QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool.

Step 4: After the scan, the issues should be fixed. Retry viewing the PDF once again.

Hope that with the various solutions specified above, fixing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error gets much easier now. Make sure that for fixing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, each step must be followed as it has been specified under each respective solution head.

If you still feel that while fixing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, you are facing some bottlenecks, you can seek immediate professional assistance. Get on a quick call with QuickBooks Experts who are here to help you with a more guiding approach.

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I am a Mac User and currently facing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error. What are the steps involved in fixing it by setting the Adobe Reader as the default PDF viewer in my MacBook?

If you are a Mac User and currently facing the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, the steps involved for fixing it by setting the Adobe Reader as the default PDF viewer are as follows:

On your desktop paste any of your .PDF files and tap on them by hitting the CTRL key
Choose Open with and select Other (make sure to perform this irrespective of PDF viewer option is popping in the list
On the next window, select Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader/Other PDF Viewer
Check the box Always Open with This Application

What happens if the three specified solutions for solving the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error does not work? Is there any other solution for solving the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error?

Yes, apart from the three specified solutions for solving the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error, there is a fourth alternative solution for the same which is by updating the QuickBooks application to its latest version:

Close company files, exit QuickBooks and go to Desktop
Make a right-click on the QuickBooks icon
Choose Run as administrator
Visit the Help menu and make your selection for Update QuickBooks Desktop
Choose Mark All from Options
Hit Save
Tap on the Reset Update checkbox from the Update Now tab
Hit Get Updates and close QuickBooks once the update is done
Restart QuickBooks and hit Yes that will start the installation of the updates
Once the successful installation of the updates is done, restart your device

Why does the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error occur?

The most general and obvious reasons for the QuickBooks unable to locate PDF Viewer error to occur is because:

There is no default PDF viewer set or installed on the device
The default PDF viewer or the QuickBooks Application is not updated to its latest version
.qbp extension file is found to be missing from the QuickBooks installation directory

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QuickBooks allows you to access almost all types of accounts, including but not limited to savings account, checking account, credit card accounts, and money market accounts.

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