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Windows 7: Removing registered Acrobat 8.0 files using the command prompt.

23 Feb 2013   #1

Win 7 Ult x 64
Removing registered Acrobat 8.0 files using the command prompt.

The instructions are below. I get as far as the third line, which reads:
Type cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX" and press Enter.
It responds, "path not found."
I paste in this entire line, letter for letter.
cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX"
Is that not right?
Thank you.

Acrobat registers a numerous files with the operating system during the installation. These files must be removed in order to successfully remove the application. Registered files can be removed from the operating system with the shell is not running.

Press Control-Alt-Delete and choose Task Manager.

On the Processes tab, select explorer.exe and choose End Process (items on your desktop disappear).

Important: The Task Manager should remain open during this process

Click Yes in the warning box.

Choose File > New Task.

Under Open, type cmd and click OK.

Minimize the Task Manager.

Type cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX" and press Enter.

Type del AcroIEHelper.dll and press Enter.

Type del AcroPDF.dll and press Enter.

Type del pdfshell.dll and press Enter.

Type exit and press Enter.

Maximize the Task Manager.

In Task Manager, choose File > New Task.

Type explorer.exe and click OK. (Your desktop reappears.)

Exit the Task Manage

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24 Feb 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums edwardshaw. Perhaps the instructions were for 32 bit OS? Try the same command for Program Files (x86)

Type cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX" and press Enter.

I don't use adobe, so unsure if the files exist in both Common Files folders in Program Files , and Program Files (x86)

A Guy
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28 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

Acropdf.dll error for the solution I found this site

Acropdf.dll Download - Dll Download Files
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