How to uninstall and reinstall Acrobat Reader


Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for information about top issues.


Occasionally, damaged files or a partial installation prevents the Acrobat Reader uninstaller from working correctly. This causes the uninstaller to leave files or empty application folders on the system after removal.

To uninstall Acrobat Reader, follow the steps in the order that they appear.

Uninstall Acrobat Reader from Windows Control Panel

  1. Quit Acrobat Reader if it is open or running.

  2. Open the Run command box - press the Windows key and the key.

  3. In the Run command box, type Control Panel and press OK.

  4. In the Control Panel, select Programs > Program and Features.

  5. Select Acrobat Reader from the list of installed applications, select Uninstall and then select Yes in the confirmation dialog window.

    Uninstall Reader

  6. After Acrobat Reader is uninstalled, restart your computer.

Uninstall Acrobat Reader on macOS

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Adobe Acrobat Reader

  2. Right Click > select Move to Bin

    Application uninstaller

  3. Restart your computer.

Uninstall Acrobat Reader using the cleaner tool

Visit the Cleaner tool page, download the latest tool specific to your operating system (Windows/macOS), and then follow the steps listed on the page to uninstall Acrobat Reader

Reinstall Acrobat Reader

Visit the Acrobat Reader download page to get the app for your desktop. Get step-by-step instructions on how to install Reader on Windows and Mac OS.


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