20 February 2012

"The file AdobePDF.dll is needed" when installing CS3 on Windows 7 64-Bit

Posted By: Mick Pletcher - 10:39 AM

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Unlike what most blogs are saying that you need to extract the AdobePDF.dll from the data1.cab file, which is one option, there is a much easier and faster way of doing it. It is already extracted and available to use. When the window appears displaying the above error, do the following

1) Click Browse


2) Click the Folder Up icon


















3) Double-Click AMD64 folder

















4) Double-Click AdobePDF.dll

















5) Click OK to continue the installation


That is all that is to it. The installation will now continue with no further stops. 

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109 comments:

  1. THANKS! That's an awesome fix. Matt

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  2. One of the best fixes ever! Thank you. Bilbo

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  3. Thanks, saved a lot of time.

    Jan Z (Netherlands)

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  4. Thanks for saving me an afternoon's worth of probably fruitless network searching for that file. You are awesome!

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  5. FABULOUS!! Thank you...

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  6. Wow, that was easy! Thanks so much!

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  7. What a great fix. I had spent a fruitless hour using every trick I know without any progress. Thanks for your easy solution to an ongoing problem, Bryan

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  8. Best and easiest fix !!!!!

    Thanks !!

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  9. This is the greatest and elegant fix! Feeling real sweet after spending hrs looking nowhere for the data1.cab as suggested by another blog.

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  10. Thank you! Thank you! I can't ell you how much I appreciate you sharing this fix! Way more simple than the Adobe website!

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  11. You are smarter than the folks at Adobe!

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  12. You are smarter than the folks at Adobe! Thanks!!!

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  13. You are smarter than the folks at Adobe! Thanks!!!

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  14. Brilliant! - Finally real help on the web!

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  15. Hahahahagagagaga! I spent quite a lot of time chasing my tail on this, only to discover what other "experts" completely overlooked. It's right there under our noses, but you we needed you to point it out! Thanks ever so.

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  16. Thank you so much! It was exactly what I needed and so easy :)

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  17. Brilliant! Bravo!!!!

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  18. Wow Nice blog its so informative blog go through this site How To Remove Rundll Error and get a proper solution of rundll error .
    Thank you
    Aalia lyon

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  19. Thank you so much!! I have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times trying to figure out my way past this point.

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  20. Excellent fix it worked great! Thanks.

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  21. Absolutely GREAT!

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  22. Easiest fix ever! THANKS!!!!

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  23. WOW! Thanks! Wish I had found this earlier, wasted the whole day and evening trying to get this to work and your fix saved me--it was so easy!

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  24. BAM! that worked fast. Thanks!
    Marz

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  25. I is good to when you need help guys like you are around. Cheers mate and thanks you have no idea what this little piece of help has done for me. :)

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  26. This box asking for this file was the straw that broke the camel's back... I was googling solutions- all of which made me want to jump off a cliff.... Ur answer was pure genius!! I could be in love with u!! Lmao!! U f'n rock!! Tytyty !

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  27. It did not work for me ! After I double clicked on the adobepdf.dll file, then I could complete the installation, but in the end it said that the installation had failed....
    I started the disk again and I did not get the adobepdf.dll story this time; it just said in the end that the installation had failed...

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  28. a millions ov thanx

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  29. thank you for sharing

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  30. dude!!! Thank you!!!!

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  31. Excellent, thanks!

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  32. Thank you so much, you're a genious!

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  33. Perfect solution, I find the same driver in amd64 folder, but I'm afraid to do tray it. Thanks

    Oktay

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  34. Perfect solution, many THANKS

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  35. you just saved a 65 yr old fart a lot of head scratching re-installing CS3 - went thru this the last time i had to re-install it - big thanks

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  36. where's your "donate through paypal" button?? This is work a few bucks at least!!!

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  37. That is great. Thanks

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  38. Thanks much - still current in '15!

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  39. You are my hero! This was hands down the most amazing fix I have ever found. Worked like a charm and in seconds. I didn't have to have this on my back up computer so I was about to abort the download all together.

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  40. mil gracias.....!!!

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  41. Thank you VERY MUCH!!!

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  42. Simple, easy, quick... Thank you. Micha (Czech rep.)

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  43. Awesome! Perfect info and easy to follow instructions! Big thumbs up.

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  44. excellent help & so easy to follow too! :-)

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  45. Super Awesome. Thanks for helping this Kentucky boy out.

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  46. Thanks Very thankfull fix

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  47. Rockin'--I was doing a search of the whole drive thinking it was there, but this was faster. Thanks!

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  48. On a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS machine, the Adobe website fix (find and use the "adobepdf.dll_64" file that's on the CS3 install disk) and Mick's fix (above) both overcome the installation hang-up (so the program will install smoothly), but neither appears to make CS3 run in all respects as it did on an XP machine. "Convert to PDF" does not pop up as a file option in Windows Explorer, files sent to the "Adobe" printer from various software programs don't convert to PDF, and Adobe Acrobat 8 won't import files from other formats to convert them to PDFs. The comments above aren't very specific -- they could be reporting only that the install hang-up was overcome. QUESTION: Is anyone running a circa 2007 version of CS3 on a Win-7 Pro 64-bit machine with full functionality and -- if so -- are there other tricks for the installation?

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  49. You sir are a genius. As of the moment the install has finished. I hope all functionality is present in my Adobe Acrobat 8 pro. Many thanks.

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  50. Thank you for doing this to the public. I certainly appreciate your help. CMF

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  51. Thanks! It worked.

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  52. Perfect - nice and easy - best tip ever....

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  53. Thank you very much!!! :)

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  54. The missing adobepdf.dll also works on Windows 10 64 bit. Thanks man!

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  55. Yep, worked like a charm. Kudos!

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  56. Thanks Mick, awesome fix! :)

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  57. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Thanks for this information

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  59. Works on Windows 10 too! Thank you so much.

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  60. I've faced this problem and fixed it in other way:
    - Choose one of dll libraries (i am using http://fix4dll.com/ , because u can request for specific files there);
    - Download AdobePDF.dll and extract it to any folder;
    - Select file location (u can see this on pictures in article);
    Use this method, if u have no adobepdf.dll file on your computer or cd.

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    1. Thanks very much for the tip, save a lot of searching

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  61. Awesome! Made it easy to fix. Thanks

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  62. Excellent thanks very much Sir Best Regards from Dublin Irelande

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  63. You are life saver

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  64. Thank you so much!

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  65. OMG!!! YOU ARE LIFE SAVIOUR! THANK YOU MY MAN!!

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  66. Thank you for posting this fix. I don't like to download anything to my computer, you never know what you're getting. This was a great help and it is already on my computer.

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  67. Thank you Sir. You make America great!!!

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  68. I thought this was going to take hours to fix. Thank you so much!

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  69. Thank you. This one has been bugging me for years. I've been using smallpdf.com instead of Acrobat because of this stupid install problem!

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  70. Worked like a charm ... THANK YOU!!!

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  71. Thanks so much, it worked on Win10.

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  72. i needed installing adobe cs3 again and got this error message. i generally prefer direct ways solving such problems - so your advice is very helpful. many thanks

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  73. THANKS!!!!! Seems to be working.

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  74. THANK YOU MICK!! This worked perfectly and it was super easy.

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  75. Mick, even after almost 4 years later, we are all thanking you for such an easy and straight to the point fix. Thank you!

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  76. I have never found easier solution than this to an issue, thumbs up

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  77. Works on windows 10! That did the trick Mick! Thanks!

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  78. Replies
    1. Still works (Windows 10)

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