Adobe Acrobat X Pro has stopped working. When I click on it nothing happens. I tried reinstalling, but the same thing happens. I'm on a PC running Windows10. How do I get Acrobat back?
Acrobat X Pro is not compatible with Windows10 , it may or may not work, you may refer to this link for more info: Adobe Acrobat system requirements
You might try running Acrobat in compatibility mode for Windows7, locate Acrobat X shortcut on desktop>right click on it>select Properties>under Compatibility tab>check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for>and select Windows7 from the drop down options, click on Apply and OK.
So what do i do if it still will not work in compatibility mode? I paid enough money for it already that i should not be required to pay a monthly fee to use my program.
I have the same issue.
I can't open Acrobat X Pro today while it does work in the last week.
I have tried the compatibility mode in Win7. It doesn't work too.
What can I do now?
Get a new version of Acrobat.
I hope so, but the serial number can't work.
Remarks: Adobe Acrobat is included in the package of CS6
Support was ended about 3 years ago, 5 years after release. You've chosen to ignore three later upgrades, which include both new features and stuff to keep them working when systems change. I think subscription is going to be the only way of the future, because system upgrades, like Windows 10 Creators Update (really Windows 11) are automatic and compulsory. You can't expect the makers of your old apps to keep your old apps running - that is arguably illegal because they would be subsidising Microsoft.
I have kept updating all the time.
It does work before.
However, after re-install computer and all the software (including re-download and re-install CS6), I dun know when it start not working.
How have you kept updating? The last update to Acrobat X was 10.1.16, a couple of years ago. Acrobat X and CS6 can't be expected to keep working if you keep updating your system. The new Windows 10 update is a complete change, much has broken.
I have no idea.
What I know is that I can work on Acorbat before my re-installation of computer. The problem just occurred in the couple of days....not more than a month.
Yes, that's when the Windows 10 update is coming out. Causing no end of trouble.
I am currently having this exact same issue. Did you ever get it figured out with Adobe? Did they give you a subscription for free or did you have to buy one?
I can't tell you whether it was resolved but I can tell you that Acrobat X support (and also Acrobat XI support) is finished. That means there will be no new features or fixes, not even to serious problems. If you want to get new features, such as support for new systems that you choose to upgrade to, you need to buy upgrades to your apps too. Otherwise all software companies would be subsidizing Microsoft, which not everyone thinks is a good thing.
Thanks. This worked for me with:
Important: Make sure that you are connected to the Internet before performing the following instructions. Select one of the following products when requested to launch a CS6 Suite product: Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Flash Professional, Illustrator, or Dreamweaver.
Adobe recommends that you install any available updates for your CS6 applications and Adobe Application Manager.
This proceedure worked for me Adorobat answer wrong
For all the users who have faced a problem where Acrobat did not launch after 30 days of serializing with a suite serial number, please execute the following workaround:
After this if you launch Acrobat it will launch and run forever without trouble. In case you still face a problem , try relaunching the other CS6 app once more and then launch Acrobat.
This will fix the problem and if done correctly by following the steps, you will NOT need to repeat the steps after 30 days
1.Uninstall and reinstall will NOT fix the problem.
2.Deleting cache or renaming is NOT a solution as it will cause unintended side effects.
In case you face a problem like recurrence after 30 days, please send me a message so that I can help you get the steps corrected.
Hi thanks for this suggestion...
i have tried to do the steps as you state but even after this acrobat pro x still closes after opening a file. its strange because it launches opens the files and seems to work just fine but in the end it closes.
Thanks a lot, this solution worked fine for me (so far at least...)
1. Install official Microsoft Compatibility Administrator found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install#adkwin10
2. start "Compatibility Administrator (64-bit).exe" in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Kits\Windows ADK\Application Compatibility Toolkit\Developer and Tester Tools\
3. expand "System Database" > expand "Applications" > find and click "adobe creative suit 6" > on the right window "right" click pdapp.exe "Disable Entry"
4. Run Acrobat X Pro, now insted of crashing it will show a "new" adobe activation agreement (this is what was crashing the acrobat x pro), you can now accept it and Acrobat X Pro runs with now 0 issues. (no need for any compatibly modes).
A sarcastic "answer" to a legitimate question is not productive and quite honestly only demonstrate that person's ignorance. This or any other support community is not the place to overcome one's insecurities by disrespecting others in a pathetic effort to make one's self appear far more important than they actually are. Which is highly ironic when one hides behind a screen name rather being public with their information.
To those who have posted suggestions of how to resolve this problem - thank you. Your taking the time and effort to actually offer assistance is truly appreciated. I will be using these posts to fix this problem that I am also experiencing.
I agree with the other posters who have expressed frustration because a concerted effort has been made to try to convince us to give up an otherwise perfectly sufficient software suite that was not cheap to purchase. If I was a professional and relied on these applications for my subsistence, that would be an entirely different story. Adobe - you should be ashamed of trying to gauge your loyal customers by "forcing" them to give up their product of choice in order to line your pockets with a "monthly subscription". We are in the middle of a recession after all. Lots of people are out of work and may be trying to utilize their Adobe Acrobat software to prepare resumes and cover letters to send to potential employers.
As my grandmother would say... Shame! Shame! Shame!
I'm missing the sarcastic answer, but no matter.
To tell the truth, I never read all the legal text when installing the serialized software. However, I know even with a TLP (perpetual) license, I wasn't the owner of the software--I was just being allowed to use it. I suspect there is language in there that allows Adobe to stop the activation process sometime in the future.
The end result is old software will stop working under three conditions:
On the Mac, numbers 2 and 3 are responsible--eventually Windows will go the same route when Microsoft has the courage to go all 64-bit. Since the older activation servers have/are being shut down, I've seen some posts about how to prevent the software from trying to "phone home".
Here is some more info on the activation servers: