How to Open a PDF File in a Browser Using a PowerShell Command in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2010, most users cannot open the PDF file in a browser when clicking on the Name column. This blog post will give you a tip on how to open it.

A PDF file has been saved to the Shared Documents library. Since this file is a security risk, the browser cannot open when downloading a PDF stored in the library using the ‘Save’ button.

Go to your server, open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell, then Run as Administrator:

Enter the following commands into the form:

$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication(“http://yourservername”)




After that, you can return to your site in the browser and open the PDF file once again. 

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