How to Fix Adobe Reader

Because of its ability to open and create PDF documents, Adobe Reader is a very useful program to have on your computer. However, on occasion the application can freeze and stop working properly. When this happens, there is a basic troubleshooting method to follow to fix your installation of Adobe Reader. In order to repair Adobe Reader, you must have an account on your computer with administrative privileges.

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Log on to your PC computer with an administrator account.

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Open the Start menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.

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Double-click on the "Add or Remove Programs" control panel icon.

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Scroll down through the list of installed applications on your computer until you see "Adobe Reader."

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Highlight "Adobe Reader" from the list of applications and click on the "Change" button. The Adobe setup window will now open.

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Click "Next" and then select the "Repair" radio button.

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Hit "Next" again and then click "Install" to repair your installation of the Adobe Reader program. The repairing process should take less than 10 minutes to complete.