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Updated Oct 28, 2020.

Acrobat 2020 Release (Classic Track base release)

This is a major release for the products listed in the table below. Except for the Acrobat base release, all installers are available through the product’s update mechanism and from the enterprise FTP site.

Track details

The Acrobat product family introduces two tracks for both Acrobat and Reader which are essentially different products: “Classic” and “Continuous”. Enterprise organizations will user either the Classic or Continuous track. For details and a comparison of the two tracks, see http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobatdctracks.

Available installers

Windows installers
Product Type Installer Size Language Install over...
Acrobat Full Acrobat_2020_Web_WWMUI.exe 618.0 MB All (MUI) N/A
Reader Full AcroRdr20202000130002_MUI.exe 224.0 MB All N/A
Asian & Ext. Lang. Pack Bundled with Reader N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spelling Pack Bundled with Reader N/A N/A N/A N/A
Macintosh installers
Product Type Installer Size Language Install over...
Acrobat Full Acrobat_2020_Web_WWMUI.dmg 697.2 MB All (MUI) N/A
Reader Full AcroRdr2020_2000130002_MUI.dmg 207.0 MB N/A N/A
Asian & Ext. Lang. Pack Full FontPack2000130002_XtdAlf_Lang_2020.dmg 76.3 MB N/A Classic base
Spelling Pack Full AcroRdrSD2000130002_all_2020.dmg 47.7 MB EN Classic base

Technical details

Go to the Release Notes Home for information about the following:

  • How to update
  • Update order
  • Definition of release types
  • System requirements
  • Language Support
  • Compatibility
  • Product end-of-life schedule

Acrobat installation

  1. Close all other applications.
  2. Uninstall any other version of Acrobat or Reader.
  3. Double-click on Acrobat installer.
  4. Choose a folder to extract to.
  5. Choose Next.
  6. After file extraction is completed, verify Launch Adobe Acrobat is checked.
  7. Choose Finish. The installer screen appears in the same language as your machine’s operating system and shows information about Serial Number/Trial installation, PDF ownership and the ARM updater.
  8. Enter your serial number, or install in Trial Mode.
  9. Optional: Choose Customize and select the folder where you want the application installed.
  10. Choose Install.
  11. On the Setup Completed dialog, choose Finish or Launch Now.


If there are processes running that conflict with the installation, the installer requires them to be closed before you can continue. Close the processes, and then re-run the installer.


  1. Launch the application.
  2. Choose Sign-In Now.
  3. Provide a valid Adobe ID. If you don’t have an Adobe ID, follow the prompts to create one.
  4. Choose Sign In.
  5. Accept the EULA.


If you have installed in the Trial mode, a 7 day trial screen with Start Trial button will appear. After every 24 hrs, you will be shown a screen with the number of days left in the Trial.

Creating MSI logs on Windows

The Acrobat installer can use logging to help assist in troubleshooting issues while installing Acrobat. To enable Windows Installer logging:

  1. Choose Start.
  2. In the Run field, type regedit.
  3. Choose Enter.
  4. Create the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer .
  5. Now create the value Logging having type Reg_SZ and data voicewarmupx.
  6. After the entries have been added and enabled, start Acrobat installation and the log file will be created in the %temp% folder. The new log file name is random, but begins with the letters “MSI” and end with a .log extension. for example, MSI3a1f4.LOG.
  7. The Temp folder can be accessed by writing %temp% on the Start Menu > Run prompt.

Language configuration

Acrobat installs by default in the language of the operating system. More languages can be added or removed after installing Acrobat as follows:

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Select Acrobat.
  3. Choose Change.
  4. Choose Modify.
  5. Choose Add or remove languages.

Default PDF handler

By default, the most recently installed application “owns” the .PDF extension and becomes the default PDF viewer. You can change this behavior during installation or post-installation.


  1. Choose Help > Sign Out to sign out of Acrobat.
  2. Choose Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  3. Highlight Acrobat.
  4. Choose Uninstall.
  5. Reboot your machine.