Thanks a lot Taming. I tried live chat with Adobe but they told me as ADE is a
free programme they couldn't help me and referred me to their Forum, where I got lost., it seems so convulated. .
Anyway what I did was uninstall ADE 2 and then reinstall it, and now downloads are automatically associating with ADE instead of the Adobe Reader, which is as it should be thank goodness.
Yes it was all about the authorising which is way above my head.
Paulsalter I don't think there's much different with ADE 2 except for the
interface which is different, but it seems to work for me as did the previous one.