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Opening PDFs in SharePoint 2010 Without Having to Save to Local Machine

26th January 2015

To enable user of SharePoint 2010 to open PDFs documents without having to save to local machine and then open you need to make a change to the allowed MIME types by adding the pdf extension to the list.

Step 1: On the SharePoint server open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

Step 2: Run the following command:

$webapp = Get-SPWebApplication http://WEB-APPLICATION-NAME-HERE
$webapp.AllowedInlineDownloadedMimeTypes.Add("application/pdf")
$webapp.Update()

Step 3: Restart IIS

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