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When I tried to install Foxit Reader through wine, I got the following error pop-up window. Can anybody helps to debug this error?

The program Foxit Reader.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine. You may want to check the Application Database for the tips about running this application.

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    A bit curious, why are you trying to install a PDF reader through wine? any specific reason? because there are so many alternative in ubuntu. Default document viewer is enough, another good one is xpdf. – Web-E Jul 4 '13 at 10:12
  • Pretty sure Foxit has native Linux version, though when I last tried it it was under developed & essentially broken. – fleamour Jul 4 '13 at 12:20
  • help.ubuntu.com/community/Foxit If it works it works ;) – Rinzwind Jul 4 '13 at 14:21
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Right-click on any pdf and choose to open with Foxit. Foxit should open with the pdf displayed. Then in Foxit's menu bar choose Edit/Preferences/General. Uncheck the box that says "Show Start Page". Foxit should now open without the error.

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In my case I solved this problem by:

  1. After installation through wine (instead of playonlinux) go to folder ~.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Foxit Software/Foxit Reader
  2. Delete the start folder completely
  3. Start Foxit Reader

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