Delete auto fill data in Acrobat

Participant ,
Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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When I'm filling out a fillable PDF, Acrobat automatically suggests info I've filled out before. Is there a way to delete some of the more sensitive info (ex. Social Security #) from Acrobat's memory?

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Adobe Employee , Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

Hi Kazut

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble.

 

The Auto-Complete feature stores any entries that you type in an interactive form field. Auto-Complete then suggests or even automatically enters responses that match your typing in other form fields. The suggestions appear in a pop-up menu, from which you can select a match. The Auto-Complete feature is off by default, so you must enable it in the forms preferences if you want to use it.

 

To remove an entry from the Auto-Complete

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

When you use Fill & Sign you can disable this in your Adobe account.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Hi Kazut

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble.

 

The Auto-Complete feature stores any entries that you type in an interactive form field. Auto-Complete then suggests or even automatically enters responses that match your typing in other form fields. The suggestions appear in a pop-up menu, from which you can select a match. The Auto-Complete feature is off by default, so you must enable it in the forms preferences if you want to use it.

 

To remove an entry from the Auto-Complete memory, such as a misspelled entry that you found and corrected later, edit the list in the preferences.

 

  1. Go to Edit (Win), Adobe Acrobat (Mac) > Preferences
  2. Select Forms on the left.
  3. Click Edit Entry List under Auto-Complete.
  4. In the Auto-Complete Entry List dialog box, do one of the following, and then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box:
    i) To remove all of the entries, click Remove All.
    ii) To remove some of the entries, select the entries and click Remove. (Shift-click to select multiple adjacent entries; Ctrl-click to select multiple nonadjacent entries.)

Note: When you select an option in the Auto-Complete menu, a description of how it affects the Auto-Complete behavior appears in the text area below.

 

For more information please check out the help page : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/filling-pdf-forms.html#auto_complete_forms_interactive_forms_o...

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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I'm using Adobe Reader DC and am also trying to delete sensitive information that got cached using Fill and Sign in past documents.

I went to Edit -> Preferences -> Forms and Auto-Complete is off.

For this reason it seems, the Edit Entry List button is disabled.

Where else in Adobe Reader can I completely clear all these entries and also remove the option to cache any future entries?

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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When you use Fill & Sign you can disable this in your Adobe account.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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 I'm not logged into Adobe.  I'm using Adobe Reader DC - any idea where would I find the option similar to what's in your screenshot? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Open https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/home/ in a browser and sign in.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Thanks for your response. 

So, essentially I have to create an account in order to clear the entries that are cached in Fill and Sign on my local machine?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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You have already a Adobe Id. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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I followed your instructions to Clear Suggestions, as well as to disable auto-suggestion with Fill and Sign. 

However, previously entered information still display using Fill and Sign.

Any other options to correct this security flaw besides completely uninstalling Adobe Reader from my computer?

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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It is not a security flaw.

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New Here ,
Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

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I disagree. This is a huge security flaw. My local Acrobat Reader is configured to NOT save any form data; and yet it is saving everything that is entered using Fill & Sign. I'd like to know how to clear the local cache without having to initiate a sign-in (and, thus, cloud sync of all the private data that should NOT have been saved in the first place). Please advise.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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How can I get rid of the Fill & Sign data?
Even uninstalling Reader doesn't delete it.

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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This is your answer: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader-discussions/autocomplete-still-working-after-disabling...

 

The auto-fill data is cloud saved so you have to delete it from your cloud account, not locally. 

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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Also see here: https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/37690150--urgent...

 

If you are not signed in while using Acrobat DC Fill and Sign, the autofill data will be cached locally and you must manually delete it. 

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