How to speed up PDF loading with Adobe Acrobat

Courtesy – D.W.
This is one of my all-time favourite tricks!

It took me far too many years to finally get sick of how slow Adobe Acrobat loads PDF files. It was taking between 10 and 30 seconds to load a single file. How could this be? Well, I found a solution and I highly recommend it to everyone, everywhere – it’s that good.

Every time you run Adobe Acrobat up to 20 plugins are loaded unnecessarily – most users do not need even a fraction of them!

To disable unneeded plugins and make them optional instead, follow these instructions:

Install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat – you can get it here

Browse to the plugins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\plug_ins

Create a new folder named Optional

Move all files from the plug_ins folder to Optional, except EWH32.api, print*.api, and Search*.api

That’s it! Load any PDF in Adobe Acrobat to see the difference!

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One Response to How to speed up PDF loading with Adobe Acrobat

  1. RefleXtion says:

    followed you here from Yogi's post…neat trick…shall try it out and check! Thanks for sharing.

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