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Removing Acrobat 5.0 from Windows 98 or 95

To remove Adobe Acrobat 5.0 from Windows 98 and 95, Adobe recommends that you use Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows. Optionally, you can manually remove Acrobat.

To remove Acrobat using the Add/Remove Programs utility:

Note: The Add/Remove Programs utility doesn't remove shared files that may have installed with Acrobat, including color management files (*.icc and *.csf), Adobe Online, and components such as SVG Viewer. If you use the Add/Remove Programs utility, but it doesn't remove the Acrobat folder, follow steps 4-7 in the procedure to remove Acrobat manually.

1. Close Acrobat.

2. Move any documents (for example, PDF files) you want to keep from the Acrobat 5.0 folder to another folder.

3. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.

4. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

5. Click the Install/Uninstall tab in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.

6. Select Adobe Acrobat 5.0, and click Add/Remove.

7. Click Yes in the Confirm File Deletion dialog box.

8. Click OK in the Remove Programs From Your Computer dialog box.

If Windows doesn't remove Acrobat (for example, it returns an error), do one of the following:

-- Reinstall Acrobat to the same folder and then complete these steps again.

-- Manually remove Acrobat.

-- See document 326400 , "Error 'The log file...is not valid or the data has been corrupted. Uninstallation will not continue' When Uninstalling Acrobat 5.0 for Windows."

To remove Acrobat manually:

1. Close Acrobat 5.0.

2. Move any documents (for example, PDF files) you want to keep from the Acrobat 5.0 folder to another folder.

3. Restart the computer to ensure that Windows isn't using any of the files you want to delete.

4. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder from the Program Files/Adobe folder.

5. Delete the Acrobat folder from the My Documents/Adobe folder.

6. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder from the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe folder.

7. Delete the Acrobat folder from the Windows/Application Data/Adobe folder.

8. Delete the InterTrust folder from the Windows/Application Data folder.

9. Delete the Adobe Acrobat 5.0 file from the Windows/Desktop folder.

10. Delete the Acrobat Distiller 5.0 shortcut and the Adobe Acrobat 5.0 shortcut from the Windows/StartMenu/Programs folder.

11. Delete the Acrobat Assistant shortcut from the Windows/StartMenu/Programs/Startup folder.

12. Delete the following files from the Windows/System folder, if they are available:adist5.dll adist5.ppd adist5cs.ppd adist5ct.ppd adist5j.ppd adist5k.ppd PdfPorts.dll pdfshell.dll Pdfwin32.dll Pdfwlib.dll Pdfwritr.drv Pdfwritr.ini

13. If Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed, delete the NPDocBox.dll file and the nppdf32.dll file from the Program Files/Internet Explorer/Plugins folder.

14. If Netscape Navigator is installed, delete the NPDocBox.dll file and the nppdf32.dll file from the Program Files/Netscape/Communicator/Program/Plugins folder.

15. If Microsoft Office is installed, delete the following files:

-- PDFMaker.dot in the Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/Startup folder

-- PDFMaker.xla in the Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/XLStart folder


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Last edited - 05/28/2004

 

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