Embedded files are getting stripped away in PDFs

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A co-worker downloaded several PDFs from a web application. A couple of the PDFs have a XML file embedded inside of them. But when we try to open them, the embedded files are stripped away and we're not sure why this is happening. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.
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  • ToddN2000
    How are the XML files embedded, as a link or are they supposed to be viewed in the PDF itself? When you say stripped away, are you getting any error messages?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Which PDF Reader are you using now? Have you tried to open the same in other PDF Reader like Nitro/Free PDF Reader? When downloaded the PDF files, were these files OK? You can ask the co-worker to download the same files and try again to open.
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  • TheRealRaven
    First thing to verify is whether files are embedded or linked. That could best be done by having the sender of the PDFs find out. The sender might not be technically advanced enough to know the difference.

    It's possible that a description of what happens when you try to access the files might help us guess. Simply saying that they seem to be gone isn't enough for us to go on.

    It's also possible that an AV program is removing embedded files. You'd need to talk with whoever is responsible for your network security.
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