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Adobe Reader 9 – make it incredible faster

Posted: May 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: fun, howto, idiots | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

I don’t own a new computer so I have to use an old tecra A3 with an old HDD but a very good screen 15″ with a huge resolution: 1400×1050.

Because the hard drive is so slow Adobe Reader 9 starts in several seconds after I double click the pdf file.
So, if you have to read docs this a little bit annoying to have to wait a lot just to start Adobe.
After Reader is loaded the pdf file is loaded quite faster…

So I have googled a bit and I have found a few software apps to speed up adobe reader at start up.
But. Why to install another piece of software when you can do it yourself?!?

Here is how if you only want to read docs, no search, no other stuff:

Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\ and create a directory “old” or “backup”.
Move the following directories in it: plug_ins, plug_ins3d and SPPlugins.

Start Adobe Reader. How is it? Mine it starts in lass than a second.

Here is how if you want to read docs and you want “Comment and markup” toolbar to be available:
Move all plugin dirs as you read before, but, keep in the plug_ins dir the following files:
AcroForm.api
AcroSign.prc
Annots.api
EScript.api
IA32.api
Search.api
Search5.api
weblink.api

Start Adobe Reader, read your books, educate yourself.

HTH and enjoy.

Later edit:
You can use PDF-XChange Viewer to view, markup text or add comments to your pdf files.


One Comment on “Adobe Reader 9 – make it incredible faster”

  1. 1Cornelm M said at 9:06 pm on February 10th, 2011:

    I’m not using Acrobat Reader because is too big for a software that is using JUST FOR READING a .pdf file. I suggest to all pc users to use FoxIt PDF Reader for Windows and Linux.


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