Acrobat DC stopped working. Every time I try to open it, I get an error message saying "sorry something went wrong. Please try launching Acrobat first or contact your administrator". I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling all apps and creative cloud itself and updated my Mac OS, all to no avail. I also contacted my administrator and we tried using the Adobe cleaner and that didn't help either. I have been unable to open the application at all.
Thank you for reaching out and sorry about the trouble.
As per your description, the error message appears when you try to launch the application on your Mac. Please try the troubleshooting steps suggested below:
- On your machine, go to [system]/Library/Preferences
- Look for 'com.adobe.acrobat.pro.plist' and move this file to the desktop.
- Download the new 'com.adobe.acrobat.pro.DC.plist' file from this link: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A3c25d893-57bd-4166-8e37-10c1...
- Then place this new file to the [system]/Library/Preferences
- Now launch the Acrobat application.
Hope it resolves the issue.
Let us know if you need any help or experience any issue.
Unfortunately I am having the same problem, but this solution did not work for me. I am using Adobe Creative Cloud through work, and all of the other Adobe apps are working well. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Acrobat, but the same error message keeps occurring.
Thank you for any help you can give me!
All best wishes,
I am experiencing the same problem and this solution also did not work for me.
Hi Andrew and Nichole!
Thank you for reaching out!
As the steps suggested above doesn't help, please collect the logs and share the file with us.
You can use the Log Collector tool and refer to the steps suggested in the following help document on how to use the tool: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-log-collector.html
Also, share the Acrobat and OS version on the machine.
We will be waiting for your response.
Let us know if you need any help.
Thank you, Meenakshi! I have uploaded the logs:
I am running Adobe Acrobat Version 20.012.20043. My Mac is running High Sierra Version 10.13.3.
Thanks for your help!
All the best,
Yes, thank you Meenakshi!
Adobe version: 20.012.20043
Mac: High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G14019)
Log file: AdobeLogs_20200825_122038_072-mac.zxp
Correction on the zip file name: AdobeLogs_20200825_122038_072-mac.zip
Thanks for working on this. I have tried all the steps listed an dhave not had any success. Has there been any updates on this?
2017 iMac: Catalina 10.1507
Acrobat Version: 20.012.20048
Log File: AdobeLogs_20201029_130930_651-mac.zip
Thank you for sharing the details and log files. We are looking into this issue.
In the meantime, please try once to remove the application using the cleaner tool: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html and reboot the machine.
Then re-install the application and try the steps suggested in reply 1.
Check if that helps.
Thanks for working on this, Meenakshi! I just removed Creative Cloud with the cleaner tool, did a reboot, reinstalled Creative Cloud and Acrobat, and folowed the solution in reply 1, and I'm afraid it still has the same problem. Thanks for continuing to try to find a solution: I'm sorry that it didn't work.
I've started having this probem in the last week, and the above fix did not work. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I'm running a brand new MacBook Air, MacOS Big Sur v11.1. Any more ideas?
Holy cow, this worked! I've been having this issue forever and this is the only solution that worked for me. Thanks!!!
I had the exact same problem and have been unable to use my Adobe Acrobat for weeks. I tried these steps and it works now! Thank you, Meenakshi!
I started having the same exact problem yesterday. Thank you for the solution!
I tried these steps and it worked for me. I'm on MacOS Mojave 10.14.1, Macbook Pro mid-2015 version. I uninstalled and re-installed Acrobat to get the latest version.
Would you happen to have the link for the updated plist file as the link in this posting doesn't take me to anywhere.
Hi, I happened to find this thread while searching for solution to my issue, which is basically the same but my system is Windows. The error pops when launching Adobe Pro DC and closes the app out once I click on the Dismiss button. this was upgraded from a previous version. I guess it should start the Adobe sign-in dialog, but this does not happen.
Thanks for sharing if you have any ideas...
I've been exeriencing the same issue for a week (since updating to macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7). I do not have the file 'com.adobe.acrobat.pre.plist' in "Preferences". I only have 'com.adobe.acrobat.DC.WEbResource.plist' and 'com.adobe.acrobat.pdfviewer.plist',
Did you find a solution? I have the same in my preferences file.
Ok, I didn't delete anything and just added the new plist and it worked!
I'm having the same issue but I'm using Windows 10 and Acrobat 2020
I am as well and can't seem to fix this. Did anyone get resolution on this issue?
Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.
Could you please confirm if you are still experiencing the issue? If yes, would you mind sharing more details about the issue?
1. Acrobat version you are using.
2. OS on the machine.
3. Share the screenshot of the error message.
Please try the troubleshooting steps as suggested in the following help document: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/cant-verify-your-subscription-status.html
Check if that helps.
Let us know how it goes.