How to resolve "Missing Plug-in" when viewing a PDF in Evernote for Mac

How to resolve "Missing Plug-in" when viewing a PDF in Evernote for Mac

How to resolve "Missing Plug-in" when viewing a PDF in Evernote for Mac

Evernote for Mac relies on a portion of the Safari web browser for certain pieces of functionality. This error is usually a result of configuration problem in Safari that has cascaded into Evernote. The two mostly like causes of this problem are:

  1. The Adobe PDF Plugin for Safari is installed (it doesn't need to be, since OS X provides support for PDF files)
  2. Something is wrong with the Java settings

To resolve either of these issues, follow these steps:

  1. Quit Evernote by going to Evernote > Quit Evernote from the menu bar
  2. Quit Safari
  3. Uninstall the AdobePDFViewer plugin for Safari:
    1. Open the Finder and click your computer's primary hard drive
    2. Open the 'Library' folder, then open the 'Internet Plug-ins' folder
    3. Drag the file named "AdobePDFView.plugin" to the Trash
  4. Reset your Mac's Java preferences:
    1. Open the Finder and open the 'Applications' folder
    2. Open the 'Utilities' folder, then open the 'Java Preferences' folder
    3. Click "Restore Defaults"
  5. Open Evernote and verify that you can now view PDFs

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