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How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working

How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working



How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working - Today most of us have Adobe Reader in our Computer or even on Smartphones. Whenever we wish to open a portable file we use Adobe Reader application. It is a very user-friendly application run on both Computers and Smartphones. In this article we will focus on issues related to Adobe Acrobat Reader for Computers only. Sometimes we come across with an error "Adobe Acrobat DC has stopped working" while opening an Adobe related files.


The Adobe Acrobat reader is the most commonly used application to view, create and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). This error is generally seen when upgradation of Windows is done from one version to another – like Windows 7/ 8 to Windows 10. The main reason behind this error is damage of adobe application which hinders the smooth execution of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.


How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working

Procedure to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped working –




  • Adobe Reader Settings Changes



Open the Adobe Reader Application and click on Edit Option available in the list. Now click on Preferences in the Edit menu. In the new Preference window, select Security Enhances under 'Categories'. Under the Sandbox protection disable the "Protected Mode at Startup" option. Then perform check on "Enable Enhanced Security" option and close it. Check if problem is solved else proceed the next option.


How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working


  • Repairing the Adobe Reader Installation -



This method will be helpful when adobe reader and its resources could be corrupt which is hampering the further execution. In that case repair the damaged Adobe reader application.


Just open the Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Click on Help button in the menu. Hit the Repair Adobe Reader Installation option and Restart. If this does not work, you have to download the latest update patch.


How to Fix Adobe Acrobat DC has Stopped Working


  • Downloading the latest update patch -



So, to check the latest update – Open the Adobe Reader again and click on help button. Then Hit on "Check for update" from the help drop down menu. Again, in the update box, click on download to have a new version and restart. There are other options to resolve this error are by Uninstall/ Install the Adobe reader application and Changing the Default PDF reader Application.

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