Delete PDF pages on Windows 10 to organize files.

A male office worker wearing a blue shirt deletes PDF files in Windows 10.

Acrobat online makes it easy to delete pages from a PDF on Windows 10, from anywhere.

Say you gathered and combined files into a single PDF for your doctor, a court hearing, or a work assignment, but some of that information has now become duplicative and disordered. You can easily upload your PDF and delete those pages, and even reorganize your file, with Adobe Acrobat online services.

Pros and cons of deleting pages from a PDF in Windows 10.


You may need to remove some PDF pages to send only the recap or highlights. There are a few pros and cons to deleting pages from a PDF you might encounter. Pros include that you don’t have to leave your Windows applications to remove a page. You can stay within the native Windows 10 offerings to complete the task. A con of deleting pages from a PDF in Windows 10 could be issues with actually trying to remove the PDF page from the larger file. It can be complex to remove a PDF file on Windows 10. Some users have reported having to use a coding application in order to change certain lines on a PDF because the document would not open in any other applications. Users reported the PDF file can be viewed but not opened or edited.

How to delete PDF pages in Windows 10.

In the Publisher app, you can remove pages.

  1. Turn to the page you want to delete.
  2. In Page Navigation, right-click the page you wish to delete, then click Delete. When in a two-page spread view, the Delete Page dialog box will appear. Select an option and click OK.

From any browser, navigate to the Acrobat online delete PDF pages function.

  1. Click the blue button labeled “Select a file” or drag and drop a PDF into the drop zone.
  2. After your file uploads, sign in to either an Adobe, Google, or Apple account to continue.
  3. Once your file has uploaded, you can choose which pages to delete.
    • To delete individual pages as you go, hover over the thumbnail and click the trashcan icon.
    • To delete multiple pages at once, select the checkbox on each page and then delete your selection.
    • You can also rotate pages, drag pages to reorder them, and even insert other files to add more pages.
  4. When you’re finished, click Save. Download your new PDF or click Share to get a shareable link.

How to recover a deleted PDF file in Windows 10.

  1. Stop using your system and drive immediately.
    • This will prevent your PDF from getting overwritten. This can cause file corruption and permanent file loss.
  2. Check the Recycle Bin.
    • When deleting a file, it is sent to the Recycle Bin, unless you pressed Shift + Delete or used software to wipe the file.
      • Open the Recycle Bin folder and search for the PDF that you accidentally deleted.
      • Find the PDF file using the search bar.
      • Right-click on the PDF drive and select Cut.
      • Paste the file at any desired location on your Windows 10, then drag and drop the files from the Recycle Bin.
  3. Check your backup drives.
    • You can log in to your cloud storage drive or access the local backup to search for the missing PDF. If no backup is available or no file is found in your backup, go to the next step.
  4. Restore from a previous version.
    • Right-click on the folder or drive location of the file and select Restore Previous Versions.
    • Drag and drop the previous version from the list and take it to a new location.
    • You can also click Restore, but current files will be overwritten and replaced.
  5. Recover with the PDF recovery tool.
    • You can use a data recovery software to restore lost PDF files.

Do more than just delete PDF pages in Windows 10.

Now your PDF is cleaned up and organized and ready for its next step. See what else you can do with Acrobat online services to make working with PDFs fast and easy. With Acrobat online, you have access to all the tools you need to make adjustments to your documents efficiently and easily—wherever you are.