Adobe PDFMaker not working for files in OneDrive

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2019

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I've been getting the "An unexpected error occured. PDFMaker was unable to produce the Adobe PDF" error when I try to use the "Convert to Adobe PDF" option in the file explorer (I'm using Windows 10). This is a new issue for me - I've tried installing and reinstalling the Office add-in and the problem persists.

 

After trying about a dozen different things, I discovered that the issue is simply that it doesn't work when the file is in OneDrive. It works when it's on my Desktop or in a Dropbox folder, but not OneDrive. While of course this means I now have a workaround that is fairly painless, I'd still like to understand how to fix the issue and where it came from.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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Hi Renomeeko,

 

Thank you for reaching out. As described above,  Adobe PDF Maker not working for files in OneDrive, correct?

 

As stated this is the issue only with the files on OneDrive, please try to add the file and folder paths to the Adobe Acrobat/Reader.

 

  • Go to Edit > Preferences > Enhanced Security  > Add File and Add Folder Path > Click OK 
  • Restart the application and check.

 

Also, for the testing purpose please try to turn off the protected view. Go to Edit > Preferences > Enhanced Security  > Turn Off the protected view and Uncheck the Enhanced Security > Click OK and restart the application and check.

Note: Please turn on the security after testing, irrespective of the result 

 

If it works for you after turning off the security, please use the suggestions provided in the help article- https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/protected-mode-troubleshooting-reader.html

 

Let us know how it goes

 

Regards

Amal

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Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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I tried both exactly as described above, and neither worked - I still get the same problem.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 02, 2019 Oct 02, 2019

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Hi 

 

We tried to reproduce the issue at our end and we are able to create the PDF from OneDrive.

 

As the issue is only with OneDrive and its working fine on desktop, we need to understand, are you on a shared network? If yes, please check the network settings and group policy with the IT at your end.

 

If possible, please try to remove the OneDrive and try installing it again.
Note: Please back up all the data from OneDrive before removing it.

 

Let us know if that works for you.

 

Regards

Amal

 

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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This issue exists specifically for files located in OneDrive and in environments that are using OneDrive Known Folder Redirection or Folder Backup. So for example if you open a word document, located in C:\Users\%YourUserName%\OneDrive - % % \Desktop and try to create the PDF you will get an invalid file name or path error. Windows 11 & OneDrive for business

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hi there

 

Please go through the help pages listed below and see if that works for you:

https://www.adobe.com/documentcloud/integrations/microsoft-onedrive.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/document-cloud/help/office365-using-sharepoint-onedrive.html

 

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Amal

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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No that does not help. Open a word document that is stored inside of a folder that is within OneDrive. Click on the created Adobe PDF Office Add in and the error will be thrown.The is not about the integration of OneDrive and Sharepoint. This is the Office Plug in that is a com for word, excel etc. 

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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I am able to reproduce this error over and over. If the file is located at any location other than the local X:\%Username%\OneDrive - xx\   path,  the creation of the PDF works without any problem at all

 

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