3 ways to speed up Acrobat Reader

by on July 21, 2007
in Softwares, Tips and Tricks




I know Acrobat Reader takes a lot of time to open and most of all, eats a lot of memory. And worst of all, it sometimes even gets opened itself when clicked to a PDF link in a browser. If you don’t have a high-end PC, you can also run out of memory at that time, resulting in having you lose a lot of work you have been doing.

So to get this fixed, I have found three ways by which you can speed up Acrobat Reader by 75% :D .

First Method

So, for the first method, follow the following steps:

  • First of all, find the plug_ins folder. And then rename it to something else like plug_ins_disabled.
  • Now create a new folder called plug_ins.
  • Then go to the previously renamed folder (plug_ins_disabled) and copy EWH32.api, printme.api, and search.api from there to the new folder (plug_ins) you just made.

Simple as pie! :D Now start Acrobat Reader to see the difference :) .

Second Method

The other way to speed up your Acrobat Reader is that you can copy all your unused plugins into the Optional folder. That will also reduce the load on the start-up of the reader.

Third Method

Well, the third method is very simple. Just download this Acrobat Reader Speedup Utility and it will tweak your Acrobat Reader to load faster.

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  • Hmmm. thats really great, that was much required stuff.
    A must try for all. :D

  • Nice tip there buddy . Will this work in any version .

  • I’m not sure about all the versions, but the tips work in the latest version 8.

  • Interesting !
    However on any given day I would stick to using Foxit Reader..

  • Yeah, it’s a very nice PDF reader. Even I use that.

  • I noticed that upgrading to v.8 speeds up a ton!

  • Well, yeah. Their has been a speed improvement in the latest version. I hope they continue improving.