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Direct Download Links for Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Reader, and Suite

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[UPDATE (March 2022) – These links still work to download the old Acrobat X or Acrobat 9 trials. We also now have the all-new Acrobat DC 2022 Direct Links!]

Adobe Acrobat X has just been released! And continuing in our tradition of providing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Captivate 11, and Elements 2022, below you’ll find the direct links for the brand new Acrobat X (10)… We also have added the direct links for the previous versions Acrobat 9 and Acrobat 8 as well, in case you also need them for any reason.

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

The links are listed below. For Windows, the Acrobat X Pro download 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 X Standard available 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 English, French/Français and German/Deutsch.

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The new Acrobat X Suite (Acrobat X Pro, Photoshop CS5, Captivate 5, Presenter 7, LiveCycle Designer ES2, and Media Encoder CS5) is also currently available for Windows only. The trial consists of two downloaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully downloaded and resides in the same folder.

Of course, the free Adobe Reader X for PDF is downloadable for both platforms – Windows (many flavors) and Mac OS (Intel). It’s a single .exe file for Windows and a .dmg file for Mac.

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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 (free).
  4. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, you can instantly download any of the links below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  5. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  6. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro – Direct Download Links

 » Windows – Free Acrobat X Pro trial in English, French & German (465 MB)

 » Mac OS – Free Acrobat X Pro trial in English, French & German (474 MB)

Adobe Acrobat X Standard – Direct Download Link

 » Windows – Acrobat X Standard in English, French & German (320 MB)
    (Note: Not a free trial; requires valid serial number)

Adobe Acrobat X Suite – Direct Download Links

 » English French & German for Windows (2.13 GB):   File 1 (.exe)  and  File 2 (.7z)

Free Adobe Reader X (Reader 10.1) – Direct Download Links

 » English for Windows (52 MB) .exe
 » German for Windows (53 MB) .exe
 » French for Windows (51 MB) .exe
 » In 27 languages for Windows (143 MB) .zip

 » English for Mac OS (70 MB) .dmg
 » German for Mac OS (71 MB) .dmg
 » French for Mac OS (70 MB) .dmg

See also the minimum system requirements for AAX Pro and AAX Suite, and the Reader.

Adobe Acrobat X Updates

If you also want the direct download links for the Acrobat Pro/Standard product updates (i.e., all the included upgrades since the initial release above), here are complete sets for PC and Mac… These updates are cumulative and require that a previous version of Acrobat X already be installed on your system. Then just download and apply the correct update patch file from these collections:

Installation Tips

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  • See what’s new in Adobe Acrobat X vs. previous versions with a feature comparison.
  • For the easiest 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 Vista).
  • 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 sometimes IE has difficulty with the download, occasionally dropping the file extension (like “.exe”). If this happens, then you’d just need to rename the file to add it back, or can drop the file extensions. Using Firefox or Chrome will work best.

*** 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!

Adobe Acrobat 9 Direct Download Links

See below if you need access to the older version 9 of Acrobat Pro or Reader (from 2008). As above, make sure to carefully follow the same download instructions (required by Adobe’s servers), before clicking on the links.

Acrobat 9 Pro for Windows
English, French, German
(656 MB)

Acrobat 9 Standard for Windows
English, French, German
(317 MB)

Acrobat 9 Pro Extended for Windows:   File 1 (.exe)  and  File 2 (.7z)
English, French, German
(843 MB)

Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac OS
English, French, German
(508 MB)

Reader 9.5 for Windows
(32 MB)

Reader 9.4 for Mac Intel
(46 MB)

Reader 9.4 for Mac PowerPC (PPC)
(50 MB)

Adobe Acrobat 8 Direct Download Link

See below if you need access to the even older version 8 of Acrobat Pro (circa 2006).

Important: Please see this update about Acrobat 8.

Acrobat 8 Pro for Windows
English, French, German
(254 MB)

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139 thoughts on “Direct Download Links for Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Reader, and Suite”

  1. Hi,

    We are moving an Acrobat 9 Italian installation from an old computer to a new one that will replace it. We have recovered the licence using Belarc Advisor but when trying to install it, it fails saying that is not a valid key.

    Do we need to install the Italian version or English should work? Can’t find the Italian version. Also, we need to unload the licence from the old computer somehow before installing it in the new one?

    Many thanks

  2. I’m Looking For This File:
    ” AcrobatUpd950_all_me_incr.msp ”
    But With No Luck.

    Any Help Will Be Appreciated.
    Thanks In Advance.

  3. Dear ProDesign Team,
    the direct download link for “Adobe Acrobat X Standard” redirects to Adobe’s website – is this .exe not available any more?
    Thx T.

  4. Hi, I need to install Adobe Acrobat X Pro in a new computer and have been surfing the internet to learn how to install. The issue here is the X pro we have is in DVD form.

    The instruction given on the website is a bit confusing. Could you please provide a direct link to install.


    • Hello Jackie, the old Acrobat X direct download links (originally from 2010) are given above and most of them still work, although Adobe took some of them down

      The download instructions you need to carefully follow first are given just above them.

      What else do you need specifically?

  5. So if you have the DVD, why is that an issue. Is it that you don’t have a DVDrom drive on the computer you are using?

    If that’s the case, you can make a USB installer. Lots of links on how to do that on the web. Or you can just create a setup folder and then copy the contents of the DVD to the computer and then run the setup program off the computer, to install it.

    One thing you might run into as I have is getting a message that you have to go to Adobe and download some software to install it, which of course is not available any longer.

    If that happens, then go to the programs and features link in the control panel and remove any Adobe Flash web browser plugin software. Apparently Adobe added some code the Flash software to discourage users from installing their older applications.

    I’d also remove the shockwave plugin if you have it installed. Can reinstall them later if needed.

    The electronic downloads above work. You just need to open a separate web browser and login to or create a free Adobe account, then switch back to this web page and you can download.

    Although the electronic download exe file is one-time use, you use 7zip, winzip, or WinRAR to extract the contents of the *.7z file to a folder and then run the setup program from that folder to install on the hard drive, thereby eliminating the need for the *.exe file.

    As for the updates, if the download is not version 10.1.16, then you’re stuck and will have to manually install all the updates that are needed.

    If you have access to a DVDrom drive, you can copy the entire contents of the DVD to folder then add all the updates needed to the AcrobatX sub-folder of that folder.

    Next you will have to edit the setup.ini file and add each file to the [Product] section under a heading called PATCH as follows:

    1033=English (United States)
    1031=German (Germany)
    1036=French (France)

    Of course, this is for the Acrobat 9 CD/DVD, but the procedure would be the same.

    I included all the updates when i made my updated DVD. The Acrobat 9 version of the DVD was 9.1.2 and already had the first 3 updates on the DVD.

  6. Yes, that was my point.

    Here’s the code for an offline updater for Acrobat X.

    Download all Acrobat updates to a folder.

    Open notepad.
    Copy the following into notepad:


    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.1 Tier1
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1001_Tier1.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.1 Tier2
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1001_Tier2.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.1 Tier3
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1001_Tier3.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.1 Tier4
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1001_Tier4.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.2
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatSecUpd1002.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.0.3
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatSecUpd1003.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.0
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1010.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.1
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1011.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.2
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1012.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.3
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1013.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.4
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1014.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.5
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1015.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.6
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatSecUpd1016.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.7
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1017.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.8
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1018.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.9
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd1019.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.10
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10110.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.11
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatSecUpd10111.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.12
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10112.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.13
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10113.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.14
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10114.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.15
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10115.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO Installing Acrobat 10.1.16
    start /wait Msiexec /p “AcrobatUpd10116.msp” /qn /norestart
    ECHO All Updates Installed.

    Save the notepad file as Acrox.bat to the updates folder. Run it to update Acrobat X to version 10.1.16

  7. The direct links for Adobe 9 Pro and Adobe X Pro don’t work. I receive this message:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/APRO/10/win32/AcrobatPro_10_Web_WWEFD.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.4dae0017.1602240849.22a6715

    • Hey Amr, just tested and those direct links still work fine – just make sure you carefully follow the download instructions given in the article above (near the top of this page), otherwise you will get that type of message.

      That should take care of it for you. But if still no luck for some reason, then clear your browser cache & cookies and try again – or try a different browser, computer, and/or Internet connection (avoid Wi-Fi).

  8. Important: If you’re using Chrome and the links don’t work, then try with another web browser like Firefox, Edge, Opera or Safari. No problems at all downloading with any of those.

    The latest version of Chrome has an issue because our page is https, but Adobe’s download server is not – it’s http only, and there’s nothing we can do about that!

    So with a “mixed content download” here, all you have to do is use a different browser. It’s safe and easily taken care of.

  9. I’ve just tried them as well. Anything prior to 10 is gone. CS2 & CS3 are also gone. Adobe took down the activation servers. You can’t even install if you have the disk. I’ve confirmed this, as I have an original set from 2004.

    This is the link to the downloads currently.

    If you try one above that doesn’t reflect to there, it is probably one of the ones that has been deactivated. It is a shame as I downloaded and installed 9 Pro Extended not too long ago. Now I have to figure out if there is a way to port it over from the old computer it is on, if I need it.

    • Hey Mike, we’re not entirely sure what you mean… We just tested them and all the direct download links on this page still work, except for Acrobat 8.

      So, the Acrobat 9 direct links above do still work. That version should also still be able to be installed and activated on compatible computers.

  10. Hello Folks,

    Great resource. Thanks for all the effort in providing this info.

    I have an Acrobat 9.0.0 pro CD that has been on several laptops over time.

    The updater has never worked to auto-install the updates through 9.5, but Adobe has hosted the files over time to bring it “up to date.”

    We had a hard drive die last week on the last installed version and when I went to that link that took almost 2 weeks to find the last time with the help of adobe support, the page was permanently deleted. In short… no updates.

    I have downloaded your linked version and it appears to accept my app license key. The version shows 9.0.0 and again… no updates available through the auto-update applet inside acrobat 9.0.0.

    By any chance, do you have access to the consolidated library or a link to a place where it can be downloaded?

    thanks again

    • Hey Phil, thanks for your kind words. To update from version 9.0.0, you can try this trick:

      1. Change your PC clock to May 31, 2013 – then click on Acrobat > Help > Check for updates.

      2. It should pull in all the updates and will get you to version 9.2.0.

      3. Then change your clock back to the real time, and use the “Check for Updates” again from there.

      Please let us know how it goes.

    • Hi Phil. I used that Acro.bat file I posted about above to create an Acrobat 9 all at once updater and have uploaded all the original Acrobat 9 Pro and Pro Ext (they are the same) to the Internet Archive at this link:

      I also created an ISO of Acrobat 9 Pro setup that has all the updates integrated to version 9.5.5 so you won’t have to manually update earlier Acrobat 9 Pro ESD or CDROM version. It is also located on the Internet Archive. Here’s the link to that:

      Really handy to use the updated ISO to install Acrobat 9 Pro

  11. Update for Acrobat X Pro Trials and Mac updates…

    I put together an Archive on that includes 4 different trials of Acrobat X Pro for these languages and the associated Mac trial filenames as follows:

    1. English, French, German – AcrobatPro_10_Web_WWEFD.dmg
    2. Japanese – AcrobatPro_10_Web_J.dmg
    3. Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese—Brazil – AcrobatPro_10_Web_WWSINLP.dmg
    4. Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian – AcrobatPro_10_Web_SDKSFN.dmg

    The updates claim they are for all languages. But you may need to live in the country of language origin to use to download language-specific updates.

    Also included is Adobe Application Manager 6.2 – ApplicationManager6.2_all.dmg for installing the updates which must be down offline.

    To install the trial and updates:

    1. Disconnect from the Internet
    2. Install the Trial
    3. Install Adobe Application Manager 6.2
    4. Either install the very last update (you will not be able to install earlier updates), or start from the first one and the others from the oldest to the newest or most recent.

    I downloaded these trials from Adobe’s official website and the Internet Archive’s collection of Adobe’s websites and downloads that are/were still available there.

    Here’s the link for the archive –

    The updates are individual files but working on an all-in-one update DMG image so all updates can be download as one file.

    Also included a bunch of content related PDFs and links.

  12. Can I install on Big Sur?
    First thing I get is “Adobe Acrobat X Pro Installer.pkg cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.” Thanks for posting!

  13. Attempted install of Acrobat Pro X on Macbook Air with Big Sur. Stuck at “Install less than 1 minute”. Macbook Air is disconnected from internet. Can’t shut down or restart. Any ideas on how to force a shutdown? The install app is preventing shut down, I tried force quit and activity monitor without success. Would try killall in terminal, but I can’t figure out which line is preventing shut down? Could it be /System/Library/Coreservers/Install in

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Once I get it back up, should I change clock time?

    • Sorry to hear your troubles.

      Acrobat X for mac will not install on newer Mac OS’s

      The only possible way would be to install in a virtual machine. But Apple may have put the kibosh on any older software.

      A better choice would be to not buy Apple.

  14. I provide tech support to friends and for those that have Apple products. The issue is perfectly good software that will not work on the latest OS.

    It’s not a matter of 32bit apps as much as it is Apple purposely blocks apps older that worked fine on older hardware from their latest OS.

    Have to use the older hardware. This has been happening for a long time.

    They claim the best OS but force you on to their upgrade cycle which means not only new hardware but the latest version of most applications.

    If you got money to blow buy Apple, if not go with a PC.

    With a PC you can at least use the expensive software purchased for a longer time.

    One Veterinarian I do tech support for has Word Perfect Office Suite 8 on her HP Envy laptop. That version was released in 1997 and still works in the latest version of Windows 10. Though Windows 11 may finally put the kibosh on it.

  15. If you can possibly find a virtual machine application that will run on it, maybe. But the new M1 processor may not like running it in any case.

    Was this purposely done? Yes, Apple’s business model is to keep those using their OS and hardware on a 3-year upgrade cycle. This means building in application blocks for older software, forcing their base to have to upgrade to the latest versions of any software.

    If you want to use that application for more than 3 or 4 years, then go with a PC and Windows.


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