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Link back to the home page Managing files and folders

Acrobat Reader provides the following rich file management features:

For details about Document Cloud workflows, see the following:

Add folder iconCreating folders

To create a folder:

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Tap Document Cloud.
  3. Tap Overflow icon or the device's menu button.
  4. Tap Create Folder.
  5. Enter a name.
  6. Tap Done.

Overflow iconMoving files

Note: Create the destination folder before moving your file.

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Tap Document Cloud.
  3. Long press a document.
  4. Tap Overflow icon or the device's menu button.
  5. Tap Move.
  6. Tap a folder.
  7. Tap Move.
Move and rename menu

Overflow iconRenaming files

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Tap Document Cloud or Local.
  3. Long press a document.
  4. Tap Overflow icon.
  5. Tap Rename.
  6. Enter a name.
  7. Tap Done.

Delete iconDeleting files

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Tap any tab except Dropbox (Files in Dropbox cannot be deleted from Acrobat).
  3. Long press a document.
  4. Tap any other documents you would like to delete.
  5. Tap Delete icon.
  6. Tap OK.

Removing files from Recent file list

You can clear your entire Recent list as described below, or you can select specific files to clear. To do so, long press the files you want to clear and press the Clear icon.

Clearing the Recent file list

Clearing your the list of recently viewed files does not delete any files. To manage this list:

  1. Open My Documents.
  2. Tap Recent.
  3. Tap Overflow icon or the device menu button.
  4. Tap Clear Recent > Clear.

Upload file iconUploading an open PDF

Uploading files to Document Cloud allows you to access them them from any device. Note that any change to a file already in DC results in that file being automatically saved and uploaded.

  1. Log in to Document Cloud.
  2. Open a PDF that's not already in the Document Cloud.
  3. Tap Overflow icon > Save to Document Cloud.
Save to Document Cloud example

Upload file iconUploading from the Document Cloud tab

Storing your files in the cloud helps you access them from any device. Note that when you change a file that's already stored in the cloud, the file is automatically saved.

  1. Log in to Document Cloud.
  2. Go to My Documents > Document Cloud.
  3. Tap Floating action buttion icon
  4. Browse to any file and tap it.

Upload file iconUploading from the Local tab

Storing your files in the cloud helps you access them from any device.

  1. Log in to Document Cloud.
  2. Go to My Documents > Local.
  3. Long press any file.
  4. Tap Overflow icon > Save to Document Cloud.

Cloud iconVerifying a file is uploaded

To see what files exist on Document Cloud, do one of the following:

Saving file changes

If you are logged in to Document Cloud, your file is automatically saved.

Saving files locally

To save files locally to your device:

Backing up files

These actions back up files: