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Direct Download Links for Adobe Acrobat XI Pro/Standard + Reader

Adobe Acrobat XI (Acrobat 11) is now shipping!  Adobe has really listened to users with this release and incorporated many new features and improvements that will make customers happy.  And continuing in our custom of providing the direct download links for major Adobe software such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 5, and Elements 12, below you’ll find the direct links for the brand new Acrobat XI…

Download Adobe Acrobat XI Free Trials

The links given below go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to download these products via other means – perhaps due to issues with the Adobe Download Assistant or the Akamai Download Manager. Here the access is open and you can just use your browser, or anoth­er download manager (DLM) of your choice.

And there’s big news – after many years and customer requests, Adobe is officially making a free trial of Acrobat Pro available for Mac OS!  For Windows, the Acrobat XI download below is in the form of a single .exe file, and for Mac OS it’s a single .dmg file. There is no actual trial version of Acrobat XI Standard for any platform, but Pro includes all Standard features – so you can try out Pro for free and then decide which version you want at the time of purchase. Languages offered here are Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwe­gian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukranian.

Naturally, the free Adobe Reader XI (Reader 11) for PDF is also downloadable for both oper­ating system platforms – Windows (XP, 7, 8) and Mac OS (Intel).  Likewise, it’s a single .exe file for Windows and a .dmg file for Mac.

Acrobat Distiller XI, the batch engine for converting other types of documents into PDF files, is included within the Acrobat Pro/Standard downloads below.

Note that the desktop release of Acrobat XI Pro is included as one of the many programs that all subscribers get with Adobe’s new Creative Cloud.

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Note: Very Important Instructions

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Except for the Reader, you must have a free Adobe account and be logged in to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that lets you to access the software. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “resume download” message preventing the connection. So for Pro/Standard and Suite, please follow these instructions carefully.

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any browsing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
  4. Now close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
  5. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the links below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  6. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu.
  7. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (Acrobat 11) – Direct Download Links

 » Windows – Free Acrobat XI Pro trial in 22 languages (501 MB)

 » Mac OS – Free Acrobat XI Pro trial in 22 languages (580 MB)

Adobe Acrobat XI Standard (Acrobat 11) – Direct Download Link

 » Windows – Acrobat X Standard in 22 languages (392 MB)
    (Note: Not a free trial; requires valid serial number)

Free Adobe Reader XI (Reader 11) – Direct Download Links

 » Windows – Reader XI in English (36 MB)
 » Windows – Reader XI in German (37 MB)
 » Windows – Reader XI in French (36 MB)

 » Mac OS – Reader XI in English (77 MB)
 » Mac OS – Reader XI in German (79 MB)
 » Mac OS – Reader XI in French (78 MB)

Installation Tips

  • The trials are fully functional for 30 (or possibly 60) free days, so everything will work.
  • See what’s new in Adobe Acrobat XI vs. older versions by comparing all features.
  • Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for AAXI Pro and the Reader.
  • For the smoothest installation experience, exit any open programs, including virus protection software, prior to installing the product.
  • Install with an account that has administrative privileges (not a Limited User Account if you are using Windows).
  • If you encounter any difficulties, try Adobe Assistance.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

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  1. Uwe

    Hi, where can I download Acrobat XI Standard? Because the download which you have listened, can only get activated with an Pro Key. But I need the Standard Version Installer.

    Greetings from Germany


    • Hey there Uwe, there is no “Standard” version trial for Acrobat XI – only the Pro edition, as far as we are aware… You then decide which you want at the time of purchase.

      Did you try entering your Standard serial number into the trial?

      Update: After more digging, we did find a version of Acrobat XI Standard and have included the direct links in the original article above. However it is not a free trial and does require a valid purchased serial number to install and run.

  2. Uwe

    Hi, I have already entered the serial number in the pro edition TRIAL. That’s the problem the rep from Adobe Support told me, that I need a special CD/DVD which I must purchase from Adobe if I have forgotten where my discs are.

    The TRIAL doesn’t take the serial code. It only takes the PRO serial Code, but I have a Standard Serial Code.


  3. My hard drive crashed and I had a new one installed. Now I want to download Acrobat Professional 9, for which I have the serial number. How do I do that?

  4. John


    I want to download Acrobat 9 for the mac. But i only see the link for windows is it possible to install it on the mac.

    Kind regards.

    • Hello John, there are no Acrobat Pro/Standard direct links or free trials available on Mac OS for versions 9, there never were (only for Windows/PC)…

      However, there are free trials available now for both Windows and Mac OS with the new Acrobat XI – with the direct download links given in the article above.

  5. Usman

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I am continuously downloading through web browsers firefox, internet explorer & google chrome the “Adobe Acrobat XI Pro/Standard (Acrobat 11) – Direct Download Links for Windows – Free Acrobat XI trial in 22 languages (501 MB)” but unfortunately every time I am receiving this error:

    “Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/APRO/11/win32/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.c7508c4f.1372949746.108a2566″.

    You are requested to give me any solutions to avoid this type of error.

    I will be very very thankful to you.

    Muhammad Usman

    • Greetings Muhammad, please make sure you are very carefully following the important download instructions given in the article above, near the top of this page.

      If you try that with different web browsers, step-by-step, then you should be able to download the Acrobat Pro trials using these direct links.

      If still no luck, try another computer or a different Internet connection (avoid Wi-Fi if possible).

  6. Usman

    Thanks for your prompt reply. Can you tell me the setting of Mozilla FireFox as I don’t understand this setting.

    I will be very very thankful to you.

    • Well, there is no special setting for any browser – just try using a different one… (like Firefox instead of Chrome, or vice versa)

      But the most important thing actually is just to carefully follow the download directions in the article.

  7. Adrian


    I bought the physical disc of “Adobe Acrobat XI Professional for Windows” and had it installed on my desktop computer on Jun 14, 2013.

    However, my hard drive crashed a few days ago. Please advise me how to go about reinstalling the program now that my hard disk is replaced. I still have the serial number for the product.


    • Hey there Adrian, sorry about your disk crash. You should just be able to reinstall the software on the same machine. The product may believe it’s a second computer (because of the new hard drive), but that shouldn’t be a problem because normally you get up to activate the program on up to two systems anyway…

      If you have any difficulties, just contact Adobe Customer Service (via live online chat is usually the fastest/easiest) and ask them to reset the activation count for your serial number, then start again.

  8. Seth

    Hello, the trial for Acrobat XI doesn’t take the serial number if it’s for STANDARD. It would say “Invalid Key.”

    I know you have mentioned that there’s only one trial for Pro and Standard, what seems to be the problem here?

    I’m desperate. Please help me!!!!

    • Sorry you’re having troubles Seth. There is no separate free trial download for Acrobat XI Standard by itself – only for the Pro version (which is given above).

      So regrettably, if you have purchased Acrobat XI Standard then you cannot use the trial version here to download and reactivate it… The Acrobat XI Pro trial apparently will not accept a Standard license key, so unfortunately we can’t help you out if you’ve lost or misplaced your DVD disc media, or no longer have access to your original product download.

      Wish we could say otherwise and do more to assist, but good luck!

      Update: A reader below located a version of Acrobat 11 Standard and we have added it to the original post above. However it is not a free trial version; it does require a valid serial number to install or run.

  9. Vail Computer Guy

    Here is the direct download link for Acrobat XI Standard on Windows.

    But you must follow the same procedure above to login to an Adobe account before you can download it.

    • Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing that… We hadn’t been aware of its existence as there is nothing at all mentioned on Adobe’s site. We’ll update the information above with what you’ve found.

      One puzzle/mystery – we checked the corresponding location for Mac, but there is no file there… So if anyone has further details on where a direct download link for Acrobat XI Standard on Mac OS might be, please do post them!

  10. Vail Computer Guy

    Vail Computer Guy :

    Here is the direct download link for Acrobat XI Standard on Windows.But you must follow the same procedure above to login to an Adobe account before you can download it.

    Just to be clear, this link is NOT for a trial version. It’s the full version of Acrobat XI Standard. It will only be useful if you already have a valid serial number for Acrobat XI Standard. It requires a serial number to install – there is no trial option.

    As far as I know, there is no trial available for Acrobat XI Standard.

    • Point noted, and it’s a good one. Thanks for clarifying that, as it is a rare situation… Almost always there is a free trial option when installing an Adobe tool, so this is a notable exception – but still quite useful for when someone needs an online version of Acrobat Standard, without having a disc drive and with no separate DVD media required.

      It’s also quite curious how the Acrobat Standard download seems to be available only for Windows/PC, as we can’t seem to find an analogous Mac OS installer.

  11. Wihan

    Hi.. Unlike the previous versions of Acrobat Pro (e.g. Acrobat Pro 9 and X) that have only single file (.exe), Acrobat Pro XI has two versions of Direct Download Links…

    One from this article, and the other from the Adobe CC DDL post. My point is those two versions of Acrobat Pro XI DDL have different file names, different file sizes, and different installers.

    In this article, Acrobat Pro XI has only single file (.exe) and the file size is 501 MB.
    In the Adobe CC DDL article, Acrobat Pro XI has 2 files (.exe and .7z) and the file size total is about 499-500 MB.

    So which should I choose? This is weird. We know that Adobe usually only chooses either a single file or two files for any applications.


    • That’s a good question Wihan, and there’s a simple answer…

      The free trial version of Acrobat XI Pro on this page is the traditional standalone release, that is activated permanently by purchasing a serial number.

      By contrast, the free trial of Acrobat XI Pro on the Adobe CC links page is for the Creative Cloud version, that you purchase by joining CC and logging in with your Adobe ID and password. There is no serial key there; you need to install that version in order for your Cloud subscription membership to be applied.

      Importantly, both versions of Acrobat XI have identical features and functions – the difference is solely in the licensing.

      So bottom line, you should choose the free trial of the product and licensing that you think you would like to use and purchase. However if necessary, you can always uninstall one and install the other later.

  12. Fergus Wilde

    As of 28/1/14, these links come up as:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/APRO/11/osx10/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.dmg” on this server.
    Reference #18.17e41602.1390908062.4aeea44

    So thanks once more, Apple, for cheaping out and deciding not to give me an optical drive for my money spent on an iMac. Back to commodity PC hardware and Linux for me, I think.

  13. Anonymous


    I have been trying to download Acrobat XI 30-day free tryout to be able to complete the Wis Income Tax filing. I need personal help. please, ask someone to call me

  14. Frank

    I also can not download Acrobat Standard XI…

  15. Tony C

    I bought the Acrobat XI Standard which has a CD to upload to my PC but I do not have a DVD drive. Can it be installed online? And How?

  16. Syd Bell

    Recently upgraded my Mac, Adobe Acrobat Pro XI wouldn’t work so purchased a new version direct from Adobe. It doesn’t matter what method of downloading I have tried, I always get the same message when I try to use it – that is “it is damaged must reinstall’. Doesn’t happen with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, Why ?

  17. Syd Bell

    Thanks for that, after spending some time on Adobe site without success and downloading by 2 methods, I googled the message and that is how I got on to ProDesignTools, and got the same message when used your download.

    The message comes up in a box when Adobe first opens. It has a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it and the text is:

    “Acrobat XI Pro
    Your Acrobat install seems to be damaged, Please reinstall the application.”

    There is an OK box and when click the program aborts.

  18. Syd Bell

    My apologies for wasting your time but I have just successfully installed Adobe Acrobat Pro XI. I thought I saw somewhere in the Adobe support morass a reference to somebody using Adobe Application Manager to install the app. I downloaded the latest version of AAM, couldn’t find how to use it to install AAP XI, all I found was a program for cloud. Anyway I then installed AAP XI and it’s fine, but I don’t know if it has got anything to do with AAM.

  19. Naren

    Hello Team
    I have the serial key for my Adobe Acrobat Pro XI‎, but somehow i am unable to find the link for downloading the exe for my mac. Can you please help me?

  20. Naphtali

    my computer recently crashed and i need to reinstall adobe acrobat pro 8, but can’t find the download link for it. i have the product, just need the download of it. thanks!

  21. wahyu

    when i logged in at adobe i’m still downloading the file. what will happen if i close the log in tab on my browser… is the download still running?

    – greeting from indonesia
    – sorry 4 my bad english :)

  22. Sebastian Vega

    Installing Acrobat XI for Mac, everything runs smoothly until the end of the install. At the end of the install, a yellow triangle warning icon with an ! (exclamation) mark appears, and states :

    “The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.”

    I tried re downloading the installer, and tried registering both as a serial # holder and as a trial user. Same failure both times.

    Any idea how/why this problem can be fixed?

  23. vicky

    Hi I have the disc for adobe creative design 4 for the mac but unfortunately I do not have a disc drive on my mac computer. I have the serial number. Please can you let me know where I can download the program from, thanks

  24. I usually use free adobe acrobat. I am going to try adobe acrobat pro now. Your link download works easily. Thanks.

  25. Zarah khan

    Thanks for this awesome version, it is successfully installed on my PC.

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