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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 products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Captivate 11, and Elements 2023, below you’ll find the direct links for the brand new Acrobat XI…

The links given below go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, 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.

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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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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 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, so 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.
  6. 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 (696 MB)

 » Mac OS – Free Acrobat XI Pro trial in 22 languages (802 MB)

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

 » Windows – Acrobat XI 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)
 » Windows – Reader XI in 27 languages (134 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)

Adobe Acrobat XI 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 XI already be installed on your system. Then just download and apply the correct update patch file from these collections:

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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126 thoughts on “Direct Download Links for Adobe Acrobat XI Pro/Standard + Reader”

  1. The download for the Acrobat XI Standard installer (Windows) is named Acrobat X Standard. Please change that X to XI to avoid confusion.

  2. I am running Acrobat Pro X on Windows 10 Operating System. Does not seem to work well like on Windows 7. Do you have any suggestions/upgrade?

  3. DO not like.
    What happened to the familiar interface?
    The new interface is so dumbed down.,
    How do you print a PDF to booklet?
    Are all the useful features now pay features?
    If that’s the case then I will find a 3rd party app and forget about Adobe.

  4. Also please bring back the menu bar. Menu bars make applications easy because they are familiar and standardized. At least give the option to show the menu bar. More options not less, please.

  5. The direct download for Adobe Acrobat XI Pro don’t appear to be working. I signed in first, then I get a webpage with this:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/APRO/11/osx10/AcrobatPro_11_Web_WWMUI.dmg” on this server.
    Reference #18.85a04968.1446137537.111b8db9

    I need the previous version because of some 3rd party software compatibility. Anybody know why the link doesn’t work?

    • Yes Dan – all the links work fine, but it’s not enough to just be signed in… You also have to make sure to carefully follow the important download instructions given above (required by Adobe’s servers), before clicking on any of the direct links – otherwise they won’t work and you’ll get that exact message instead.

      Then, if you still have any issues, try with a different web browser or another computer, while still following those essential instructions.

  6. Thanks! The first time I clicked the “Click here first link”, signed in. This time I did the same, but clicked to actually download Photoshop Elements and the other links work now as well. Thanks for the help!

  7. Adobe said to contact you.
    See chat with Adobe:

    Nishant K: I have checked with your previous cases and can see that you are already informed that the serial number has been revoked due to piracy issues.
    Bob C.: What do I need to do?
    Nishant K: Please contact the person who have purchased the product.
    Bob C.: Can you tell me who that was?
    Bob C.: I paid over 149.00 for the program
    Nishant K: I understand your concern but as the serial number is no longer valid, I would suggest you to check with your resources to find the exact reason for the serial number to be revoked.
    Nishant K: The serial number is actually registered under a different name and email address than yours.

    I bought this from you, please see below:


    Congratulations on your purchase and/or upgrade to Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

    Product Name: Adobe Acrobat XI Professional for Win

    Serial Key; Acrobat XI Pro for Win: XXXX-YYYY-ZZZZ-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC

    Please follow the Download instructions below.

    Click the Direct Download Link and save it on your PC before you install it:
    Acrobat XI Professional for Win
    Be sure to carefully follow the instructions given on the Prodesign Tools site.

    What you should know about Registering your Adobe Product:

    There is no need to register your product manually with Adobe, please note;
    The product you purchased is a Full Version Commercial Adobe Volume License Product,
    which means; unlike a Commercial Retail product that can be registered manually, a commercial volume product registration of the product is done automatically once it’s activated. Registration Transfer to your name takes place automatically after you install the product and activate it, You will see it registered in your account automatically within 30-45 days: (transfer process time) The reason the transfer process takes this amount of time, is due to Adobe’s back log and they must go through their processing queue in order to transfer client installation information with Volume Licensing.

    In addition the advantages of a Commercial Volume License product is that it can be installed and used on 2 computers simultaneously, whereas a Retail product can only be installed and used on 1 computer simultaneously. The validation and registration transfer to your name and email address starts right after you activate your product.

    Date Ordered: 2/8/2014
    Order Number:: TNM-865051

    Shipping Method: Downloadable
    Shipped on: 02/10/2014
    Payment Type: Credit or Debit Card

    Item ID



    Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Win Download




  8. It had to be you because I sent you the original message from the web site where I purchased the license. And the original confirmation above has your company in the web address to go to download the program.

    • No, that’s wrong. All you downloaded via our site is Adobe’s 30-day trial above, which is legally free for everybody…

      From the receipt you posted, it looks like you paid $150 to someone else for a “serial number” which temporarily activated the free trial. That has nothing at all to do with us.

      But as Adobe said, “the serial number has been revoked due to piracy issues.” In other words, illegally hacked or invalid. Good luck with that.

      Going forward, we suggest reading the article linked in our previous reply very carefully.

  9. We already have Adobe XI Standard and would like to upgrade to Adobe XI Pro. Can you tell me where to get the correct information to do that.

  10. I already have Acrobat X Pro ver 10.1.16 installed.

    Until 24 hours ago, it worked fine and there was no problem clicking on links in pdf’s.

    Earlier this evening when I tried to test links in a report I’m writing, I got an error message saying:

    “Acrobat could not run the web browser, Unknown error (123)”

    I have downloaded and installed the patch, and I have uninstalled and re-installed Acrobat and still it shows the same error.

    Could you please advise on what action to take to correct this error.

    Your help would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  11. Hello, it looks like the Acrobat XI Standard link for Windows is throwing a 404 error. The Pro link works fine. Can you please take a look?

  12. 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.

  13. I downloaded and installed the Acrobat Pro XI but it only opens in a foreign language despite setting the install to English when prompted during install and only installing English in the optional language list under the custom install options. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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