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Removing Acrobat 5.0 from Windows NT

To remove Adobe Acrobat 5.0 from Windows NT, 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 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, select Adobe Acrobat 5.0, and click Add/Remove.

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

7. 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. In the Winnt/system32 folder, locate the PdfPorts.dll file and rename it PdfPorts.old.

5. In the Program Files/Adobe/Acrobat 5.0/Distillr folder, locate the adistres.dll file and rename it adistres.old. Then locate the AcroDistDLL.dll file and rename it AcroDistDLL.old.

6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and then click Task Manager in the Windows Security dialog box.

7. Click the Processes tab, select AcroTray.exe, and then click End Process.

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

9. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder and the TypeSpt folder from the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe folder.

10. Delete the Adobe Acrobat 5.0 shortcut from the Winnt/Profiles/All Users/Desktop folder.

11. Delete the Acrobat Distiller 5.0 shortcut and the Adobe Acrobat 5.0 shortcut from the Winnt/Profiles/All Users/Start Menu/Programs folder.

12. Delete the Acrobat Assistant shortcut from the Winnt/Profiles/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Startup folder.

13. Delete the Acrobat folder from Winnt/Profiles/[username]/Application Data/Adobe.

14. Delete the following files from the Winnt/system32/spool/drivers/w32x86/2 folder:

Adist5.abd

Adist5.ppd

Adistumpd.dll

Adntpi.ini

Adntrepi.dll

Adntuipi.dll

AdobePS5.dll

AdobePS5.ntf

Adobepsu.dll

Adobepsu.hlp

Pdfdd.dll

Pdfddui.dll

Pdfkd.dll

15. Delete the following files, if present, from the Winnt/system32/spool/drivers/w32x86 folder:

Adist5.ppd

AdobePSs5.dll

Adobeps5.ntf

AdobePSu.dll

Adobepsu.hlp

pdfdd.dll

pdfddui.dll

pdfkd.dll

Adistumpd.dll

Adntpi.ini

Adntrepi.dll

Adntuipi.dll

Adist5cs.ppd

Adist5ct.ppd

Adist5j.ppd

adist5k.ppd

16. Delete the following files from the Winnt/system32 folder:

adistres.dll

Inloader.dll

PdfPorts.dll

Pdfshell.dll

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

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

19. 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 - 07/09/2004

 

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