Last updated 11/3/2015
Manually removing Adobe Acrobat 8.0 ensures that all files and folders are removed. These instructions are for
removing Adobe Acrobat 8.0. If you have other versions of Adobe applications installed, then be sure to remove only
the files below that relate to Adobe Acrobat 8.0. These steps also remove any extra content (for example, Goodies or
Functional Content) installed with Adobe Acrobat 8.0. If you reinstall Adobe Acrobat 8.0, reinstall its extra content as
Note: It's possible that doesn't contain all of the files and folders listed in this document. If you don't find a listed file
or folder on your system, proceed to the next file or folder on the list.
Before you begin
Some of these procedures require you to locate hidden files and hidden folders. Some procedures require you to locate
files by their full filenames, which include extensions (for example, example_filename.ini). By default, Windows
Explorer doesn't show hidden files, hidden folders, or filename extensions that it recognizes.
To show hidden files, hidden folders, and all filename extensions in Windows Explorer, do the following:
1 In Windows Explorer, choose Tools > Folder Options.
2 Click the View tab in the Folder Options dialog box.
3 In Advanced Settings, select Show Hidden Files And Folders.
4 Deselect Hide Extensions For Known File Types.
5 Click OK.
Remove Adobe Acrobat 8.0 using the uninstaller
The uninstaller is designed to remove everything Adobe Acrobat 8.0 installed. When you start Adobe Acrobat 8.0 for
the first time, or when you modify the preferences, new folders and files can be created. To ensure the complete removal
of all additional folders and files, proceed to "Remove remaining folders and files for Adobe Acrobat 8.0" below, after
you use the uninstaller.
To use the uninstaller, do the following:
1 Choose Start > Control Panel.
2 Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3 Do one of the following:
• If you installed Adobe Acrobat 8.0 from the Adobe Acrobat 8.0 CD/DVD, then select Adobe Acrobat 8.0 and
click Remove. Follow the onscreen instructions to remove Adobe Acrobat 8.0.
• If you installed Adobe Acrobat 8.0 from the Creative Suite CD/DVDs, then select Creative Suite and click
Remove. Follow the onscreen instructions to remove the Adobe Acrobat 8.0 component.
Note: When you run the uninstaller, you are prompted to remove, keep, or transfer activation. If you plan to reinstall
Adobe Acrobat 8.0 on the same machine, consider keeping your activation. However, after you complete the manual
removal, it's often necessary to reactivate Adobe Acrobat 8.0. If you plan to install Adobe Acrobat 8.0 on a different
machine, transfer your activation.
Prepare the computer to remove Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Standard
Before proceeding with the following steps, print the directions. Restarting in Diagnostic or Safe Mode typically
disables Internet access.
1 Delete Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher from Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
2 Enable Diagnostic or Safe Mode for Windows.