Make Acrobat Reader 6 load faster

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  1. sara2002

    sara2002 New Member

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    Here's how to do it:

    1. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader (replace the C if you installed on another drive, like I did).

    2. Create a new folder called plug_ins_disabled.

    3. Move all files from the plug_ins folder to the plug_ins_disabled folder except EWH32.api, printme.api, and search.api. There should only be these 3 files in the plug_ins folder.

    4. You're done.

    (Courtesy of Darrell Norton)

    UPDATE:

    Adobe made a predefined folder for unused plugins, called "Optional" (see the readme file there).

    u might want to move all the plug-ins that you want disabled into the "Optional" directory instead of making "plug_ins_disabled". This way the plug-ins will still work, they just won’t be loaded at startup...

    So do this instead:

    1. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader

    3. Move all files from the "plug_ins" folder to the "Optional" folder

    3. You're done.

    Another way

    You can bypass the loading of plug-ins by holding down the
    <Shift> key when the Reader starts. The difference in load time would be
    amazing.

    Shermina
     
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    krazydude New Member

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    Basically u disable the plugins from loading at startup
     
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    zeeshan_04 New Member

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    Have seen this long ago in Tech-Arena forums.

    Anyway thanks for the info. I needed that.

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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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