Installing Adobe Reader X is a two-step process. First you download the installation package, and then you install Reader from that package file. You do not have to remove the older version of Reader before installing Reader X.

Mac OS (Firefox)

  1. Print these instructions. Once you click the Downloads link in the next step, the Adobe.com web page replaces these instructions. 
  2. Go to the Adobe Reader Downloads page. 
  3. On the Downloads page, click Download Now. 

    Note: You need Mac OS 10.5.8 or later to run Reader 10.1. If your operating system doesn't support Reader 10.1, click the link "Do you have a different language or operating system?" and choose an earlier version of Reader. 



    Adobe Reader X (10.1)
  4. When asked whether to open or save the .dmg file, select Save File, and then click OK.

    Important: If you do not see this dialog box, another window could be blocking it. Try moving any other windows out of the way. 



    Save .dmg file


     
  5. Double-click the .dmg file. If you don't see the Downloads window, choose Tools > Downloads.

    Downloads window
  6. If the download package doesn't appear in the Downloads window and a Thank You screen remains visible, click the download link on the Thank You screen.

    Click the download link on the Thank You screen
  7. Double-click the Adobe Reader X Installer.pkg to start the installation.

    Double-click the Adobe Reader X Installer.pkg
  8. If a dialog box appears telling you to quit Reader, close Reader, and then click OK.

  9. When the Install Adobe Reader X dialog box appears, click Continue. Follow the onscreen instructions to install Reader X.

    Continue Install Adobe Reader X in dialog box

Mac OS (Safari)

  1. Print these instructions. Once you click the Downloads link in the next step, the Adobe.com web page replaces these instructions. 
  2. Go to the Adobe Reader Downloads page. 
  3. On the Downloads page, click Download Now. 

    Note: You need Mac OS 10.5.8 or later to run Reader 10.1. If your operating system doesn't support Reader 10.1, click the link "Do you have a different language or operating system?" and choose an earlier version of Reader. 



    Adobe Reader X (10.1) download


    The Downloads page appears with a progress bar. 



    Downloads window


     
  4. If a dialog box appears telling you to quit Reader, close Reader, and then click OK.

  5. When the Install Adobe Reader X dialog box appears, click Continue. Follow the onscreen instructions to install Reader X.

    Continue Install Adobe Reader X in dialog box
  6. When the Install Succeeded window appears, click Close.

Need help?

If you have trouble downloading Reader after trying the steps in this TechNote, try downloading the Reader installer directly by clicking this link: get.adobe.com/reader/direct. Select your operating system, language, and version, and then click Download Now. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the download.

To see if other users are experiencing similar download and installation problems, visit the Reader user-to-user forum, or the Deployment & Installation forum on AcrobatUsers.com. Try posting your problem on the forums for interactive troubleshooting. When posting on forums, include your operating system and product version number.

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