Solved: Adobe Reader XI hangs (Not Responding)

Wow, did I try a lot of things to recover my installation of Adobe Reader XI. More specifically I tried:

- uninstall / reinstall

- uninstall, delete all folders from AppData and reinstall

- delete 2 files from Reader folder to get rid of Tools sidebar (that kept loading, never got anywhere and crashed)

- check Windows logs for any errors

- check antivirus logs for any clues

- allow Adobe Reader through Windows Firewall


After trying all these things I finally managed to solve Adobe Reader XI crashing. Solution:

- install Foxit Reader and set as default program for PDF files.


I am sorry if anybody thought this was gonna be a fix for Adobe Reader. I tried, failed and moved on. 

About me

Iinstructor of robotics (LEGO Mindstorms), computer teacher, IT support, web dev, currently studying cyber-physical systems engineering.

If you found a solution here, would you consider donating $25,000 for my next project?

Just kidding, 1$ would do fine.

Hope you found what you needed. Thanks for stepping by.