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Where does esignature files stored in Adobe.

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Jul 08, 2016

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I'm using Acrobat Reader DC.

I have a signature created using File&Sign. Everytime I open a PDF I can use the signature to sign documents. I have a question where exactly this signature file is stored within Adobe, if I have to all the saved signature without opening a PDF document. Where should I look for?  Is that file readable. I want to view all saved signatures.

Can I locate the file which holds signatures what is the name? Any help locating the system file will be appreciated.

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Where does esignature files stored in Adobe.

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I'm using Acrobat Reader DC.

I have a signature created using File&Sign. Everytime I open a PDF I can use the signature to sign documents. I have a question where exactly this signature file is stored within Adobe, if I have to all the saved signature without opening a PDF document. Where should I look for?  Is that file readable. I want to view all saved signatures.

Can I locate the file which holds signatures what is the name? Any help locating the system file will be appreciated.

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Hi tdas1981 ,

Could you please tell what Operating System do you have - Windows/Mac?

These are the steps for Windows:

To find Signatures stored:

Open Acrobat>Edit>Preferences>Signatures>Identities & Trusted Certificates>More>Digital IDs

To locate the file :

Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Security\xxxxx.pfx.

Let us know if you face any issue.

Thank You!

Shivam

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Jul 13, 2016

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Hi Shivan,

It windows 7 machine.

I couldn't locate the file you have mentioned to search in the user profile.

I'm waiting for your reply..

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 13, 2016

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Hi tdas1981 ,

Please perform the below steps:

Open Windows Explorer by pressing Windows+E on keyboard>Organize(in the top left corner)>Folder and search options>View tab>Hidden files and folders>click Show hidden files, folders, and drives>Apply>OK.

Then navigate to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Security\xxxxx.pfx.

Let us know if you face any issue.

Thank You!

Shivam

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Dec 16, 2019

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Hey Shivam!

 

I couldn't find the xxxxx.pfx file. I was really keen to extract the signature image I use in Fill & Sign. Could you please help me?

 

I use Windows 10, and I have also checked Hidden Items box.

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Feb 11, 2020

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I have the same issue - I can't find a xxxxx.pfx file.  I just created and used a digital signature for the first time for a PDF document using "fill and sign" in Acrobat Reader.  How do I use that signature on future documents?  Does it come up automatically the next time I use the same tool?  Can the same signature be used in Word documents?

Thanks!

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Mar 27, 2020

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Yes, it does come on next PDF docs, but not in Word.
I also wanted to extract the signature in JPG format to use in other places.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 27, 2020

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Looks like this is stored in the files reader_fss_signature_initials and reader_fss_signature_initialsi.

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