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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: megasad on Dec 12, '06 07:39:41PM
For audioaquatic, who asked for elaboration:

In the Finder, go to the Library folder at the root of your hard drive, go to the Application Support folder within that and then the Adobe folder within that and then, finally, the Acrobat folder within that.

Open the file named RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml in a text editor such as TextEdit. Press Command-F and then copy and paste the following into the Find: field:


And then the following into the Replace with: field:


Make sure the pulldown menu has Contains selected and then click on the Replace All button. The message 22 replaced should appear in grey text on the far left of the Find window.

Close the Find window and then save and close the RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml file.

Finally, you need to repeat those instructions (from the paragraph that begins "Open the file named..."), for a file with the same name (RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml) but in a different location.

To get to that different location, in the Finder, go to the Applications folder, or wherever you have currently stored the Adobe Reader application. Control-Click said application and choose Show Package Contents from the contextual menu. This will open a new window. Next, enter the Contents folder inside of said new window and once inside of that, open the MacOS folder. Here you will find the second RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml file on which to perform the above instructions.

If you haven't already, you can now delete the Adobe Utilities folder that was created within your Utilities folder (or at least the Adobe Updater5 sub-folder if you need the Adobe Utilities folder for another Adobe product) and also the more obvious Adobe Help Viewer 1.0 application from the Applications folder itself.


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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: rakader on Jan 10, '07 08:27:40AM


I've tried this in Acrobat 8. There were 32 results. After doing this Acrobat doesn't start and I need a reinstall. Do you have any hint?


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