Saturday, September 4, 2010

Increase Your Acrobat Reader Speed

Adobe Acrobat reader always consumes more memory when it starts. The reason behind is, it loads all the plugins, even the plugins that you do not use. This trick is to remove all the plugins from the plugins directory to elsewhere. Hence, whenever you open Acrobat reader it directly opens the files without loading any plugins and the speed is just like Notepad.

1. Go to the installation folder of acrobat reader
(C:\program files\adobe\acrobat\reader\plug_ins)

2. Move all the files and folders from the "plugins" directory to the "Optional" directory. Just cut and paste do not copy them.
Also make sure that acrobat reader is not open else it will lock the files and not allow you to move the files).

Now your acrobat reader will load very fast and almost as good as notepad.


Anonymous said...


digital signature on June 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM said...

You are right that Adobe Acrobat reader always consumes more memory when it starts.But I never knew the reason behind it.I followed the steps you gave and as you said it really improved the speed of load.Thanks

electronic signature on October 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM said...

Thank you for this post, I've been pulling my hair out all week trying to figure out my slow adobe problem.

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