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Enhance Scans/OCR subfolders 2+ levels deep, PDFs only

Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Howdy,

 

I'm looking to do Enhance Scans on a network folder containing hundreds of PDFs. Problem is, they're filed in subfolder levels 2+ levels deep, and Acrobat doesn't seem to like traversing all of those levels. I've tried using the Action Wizard and manually selecting the parent folder too, and each time it seems to search the first level and then give up instead of digging deeper. Does anyone know a workaround for this?

 

Also, it seems to want to convert all readable non-PDF documents to PDFs (in the process downsampling/rasterizing them). Is there a way to target it specifically at existing PDFs only?


Thanks, all.

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What version of Acrobat are you using?

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2015 Release (Classic)

2015.006.30280

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I'm not sure how it is in that version, but since Acrobat XI you can't select which types of files to process. So it will process all files, converting non-PDFs to PDF files first. However, if you select a folder then it should process all the files in all of the sub-folders underneath it, too. It seems your version is neither here nor there, though...

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Oy. Well, thanks for taking a stab at it anyhow!

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