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Acrobat shuts down immediately when opening file or program.

Reader 8 works fine. Problem started a week ago.

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Hi,

I think I found a workaround.

Not the most handy one but at least it works, and doesn't require any reinstallation or patch or anything :

When you launch Acrobat 8, just before it shuts down, in the"Help" menu do "Repair Acrobat Installation".
By doing that, you will have Acrobat repairing itself in the background. While doing that, it won't shut down and you can still work.


Try it ! It works on my Vista 64.


Good luck !

Axel.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Re-istallation of acrobat will solve your problem.

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