How do I install Adobe Acrobat reader without the download manager?

  • I have been asking myself the same question many times. Adobe used to have acrobat available as a standalone download on their FTP site, but it seems they have pulled it.
    – Majenko
    Mar 22 '11 at 12:04
  • My problem is that 'download manager' doesn't work through the corporate firewall. The FTP site does the trick!
    – John M
    Apr 18 '11 at 16:11
  • Very inane to password protect the download. It is blocked by corporate firewalls and searching google leads to non-adobe software
    – mplungjan
    Oct 5 '11 at 9:43

You can download the standalone installations of many Adobe products from their FTP site - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/.

For Acrobat Reader specifically you can download 10.0.1 for Windows (the current latest) here - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.0.1/en_US/AdbeRdr1001_en_US.exe


I prefer SumatraPDF over the others it is extremely lightweight and free. I did use Foxit in the past but it became to bloated for me.

  • I use Sumatra for years now and it is exactly what everyone needs: Open and View PDFs very fast. I can really recommend it and you can forget the Adobe Reader.
    – FiveO
    Jul 9 '13 at 11:20
  • Whilst true, I'm not sure suggesting an alternative reader is that helpful. I would expect someone on superuser know adobe isn't the only pdf viewer in the world. This would probably merit a comment but not an answer.
    – Caltor
    Apr 13 '15 at 21:33

Program EXE: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.10/en_US/AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe

Update to v11.0.12: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.12/misc/

  • Why not just point out that adobe.com/support/downloads/… always has a link to the latest version (as well as archive versions). In any case you need to provide more information than just a link or your answer wil be closed.
    – DavidPostill
    Jul 30 '15 at 9:41
  • Welcome to Super User! Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change.
    – DavidPostill
    Jul 30 '15 at 9:42
  • @DavidPostill - I need a full installer to put on a non-Internet-connected PC. And I don't really fit the bill for a re-distributor... The .com/support/downloads link gives you a stub application that serves as a downloader/installer...
    – marklark
    Feb 10 '16 at 21:15

I don't think you can. If you just want to read PDFs you could get something like Foxit Reader.

(I am not affiliated with Foxit)


Current/future full versions can be found below ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/
You'll be able choose your OS from there and then version.

(They make a lot of software and starting at the top of 'ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe' can get you side-tracked by a link to 'acrobatreader' which has versions up to around v5.0)

  • 1
    This might be more appropriate as a comment on edusysadmin's answer since it's more of an improvement to that answer than a different solution.
    – fixer1234
    Feb 10 '16 at 21:31

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