Uninstall Adobe Reader For Windows 7 Pc Using Cmd

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Hello everyone, I want to remove Adobe Reader from my system. Kindly help me through the steps to remove Adobe Reader from Windows 7 PC using the command prompt.

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Uninstall Adobe Reader For Windows 7 Pc Using Cmd


1. Open Task manager. Select Ctrl+alt+del.

2. Choose explorer.exe on the Process tab and select End process.

3. Hit yes to the warning box.

4. Navigate to File then New task.

5. Type cmd under Open and then OK.

6. Enter cmd “C:\Program Files\Aobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX.”

7. Type del AcroPDF.dll.

8. Press enter.

9. Type del pdfshell.dll.

10. Press enter.

11. Go to task manager again and choose a file.

12. Click New task.

13. Type explorer.exe and click OK.

14. Exit task manager.

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Uninstall Adobe Reader For Windows 7 Pc Using Cmd


Uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader from the command prompt is possible however, if you are not familiar with DOS commands, you are only making things hard. Anyway, to successfully uninstall the program from the command prompt, you need to know the exact path of its installation folder and this varies depending on the version you installed.

To get the path, right-click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon and select “Properties.” On the properties window, go to “Shortcut” tab then highlight and copy the entry in the “Target” field including the quotation marks. You will get something like with quotes “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe”. Open Notepad and paste the text you copied. Next, double-click “My Computer” then navigate to the path indicated in the text you copied.

Now, in that folder, look for a file called without quotes “uninstall.exe” or something similar. Once you located the file, take note of its exact file name. Go back to Notepad then replace the EXE file indicated in the path with the exact name of the uninstall file you located. The path should look something like this now with quotes: “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\uninstall.exe”.

After this, click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to launch an elevated command prompt. If you are using Windows XP, just run the command prompt. Go back to Notepad and copy the entire text for example with quotes “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\uninstall.exe”. In the command prompt window, right-click anywhere on the black area and select “Paste.”

Paste text in the command prompt
Paste text in the command prompt

After this, hit Enter to start the uninstall program. Follow the succeeding instructions after this to uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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