Speed Up your Adobe Acrobat Reader


Today with the increasing use of internet, pdf files have become the most popular and widely used even in Mobile phones. It may be due to its support to high resolution pictures and 2D vector graphics or the level of security it offers to the content making it unedited, these pdf files can be found all over the internet.

Adobe Acrobat Reader which is the default & most popular application used for pdf files is being neglected by some these days because of its low loading speed and are seeking the alternative of Foxit reader (alternative for reading PDF files) which is not as good as an application as Acrobat Reader is. (if you don’t agree feel free to comment).

So, here is the small tweak with which you can speed up your Acrobat reader and enjoy all its incredible features.

1. Open the Acrobat installation folder (by default it is located @ C:\program files\adobe\)where you can find two directories named ‘plug_ins‘ & ‘Optional

2. Now, all you have to do is to move all the files and folders from the ‘plug_ins’ directory to the ‘Optional’ directory. (Do cut & paste NOT copy & paste).

Note: Make sure acrobat reader is not open when doing this or else you cannot move the files are they are being used by the application.

That’s it!! Now try opening your pdf files using acrobat reader and you will find it loading almost fast.

Hope this helps…

Try it yourself and post in your valuable comments.

Another Method to Speedup Adobe Reader Using Adobe Reader Speedup Software :

Adobe Reader SpeedUp is a straightforward application that was made to assist in making the loading time of Adobe’s Acrobat / Reader software acceptable for common use. Adobe Reader SpeedUp need to be used only once. It makes Adobe Reader will faster forever. There are some more options available to choose from.

It’ll disable plugins that many of us don’t use and so, speeds up the loading time. Extremely helpful and it is FREE.

Link: Download Adobe Reader Speedup

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  1. Free T Shirts says:

    Thanks for the tip. I am going to try the Reader SpeedUp.

  2. srivathsan GK says:

    @ Free T Shirts – Do try and comment here (-:

  3. Muhammad Ali says:

    Thanks for sharing the tip. Will help me a lot

  4. Sumanth says:

    Is this only for Acrobat reader ???Will this tip works for normal Adobe reader???

  5. Sumanth says:

    And while using that speed up app i am getting error dat the speedup is failed….what should i do??

  6. Biswajeet says:

    Thanks. It does help!

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