Issue

How to enable Create PDF toolbar in Internet Explorer through registry when Acrobat is already installed on the machine?

Environment

Acrobat
Windows
Internet Explorer 11

Resolution

Each add-on that is blocked or disabled in Internet Explorer is represented by a sub key that has the class identifier (CLSID) of the add-on that is blocked.

Following are the steps to get the Class ID and then control the add-on:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.

  2. Navigate to Tools>Manage add-ons.

  3. Click Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Toolbar from the list of add-ons.

  4. Click More information.

    Manage Add-ons

    The Class ID for Adobe Acrobat Create PDF Toolbar  is {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}

  5.  In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following folder path:


         HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\
         Look for registry key {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}
         Now, create DWORD Flags

    Note:

    If this key is not present, it means that the add-on is already enabled.

    Flags control the behavior of the add-on. Possible values of Flags are:

    1. If defined and has value as 1, it means add-on is disabled, that is, Create PDF toolbar is hidden.

    2. If Flags key does not exist or has value 0, it means add-on is enabled, that is, Create PDF toolbar is visible.

    3. Registry editor

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