Adobe Acrobat Crashes


Do you feel clueless because your registered copy of Adobe Acrobat crashes too often? Worry not; we have come with solutions that might help you deal with this problem.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Delete Cache Contents

Adobe Acrobat stores required files and references using its caching mechanism. These records, stored in the application data directory, can get corrupt. Deleting them can be helpful.

  1. Click File Explorer icon on your Taskbar.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Make sure hidden files are allowed to be displayed.
  4. Open the following folder:
    • C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Adobe\Acrobat\Cache
  5. Delete all the folder contents.

Remove Newly Installed Plugins

A plugin also referred as an add-on, is a bit of software that implements specific functionalities in Adobe Acrobat. When a plugin stops responding, whole application crashes.

  1. Click File Explorer.
  2. Open the following folder:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Plug_ins
  3. Delete all or recently installed plugins.

Set Compatible Font Type

Adobe Acrobat uses the ClearType text for better readability. This feature which smoothes the font edges for legibility may sometimes cause the application to stop working.

  1. Press Windows Key X.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Type Display in the Search Box on the top right corner.
  4. Click the Display icon in the Search Results.
  5. Click Adjust ClearType text in the left panel.
  6. Check up the box labeled Turn on ClearType.
  7. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

Disable Drive Compression Feature

Drive Compression is a disk saving feature that uses specific compressing algorithms while storing your files. Adobe Acrobat reportedly crashes when your drive is set to compress each file.

  1. Double click This PC icon on your Desktop.
  2. Right-click the drive containing Adobe Acrobat installation. Typically, drive C:\
  3. Select Properties.
  4. In the General tab, uncheck the box named Compress this drive to save disk space.
  5. Click Apply |OK.


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