Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tips&Tricks – Extracting MSI from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

It’s been a while since Adobe stopped to distributing directly the msi files to install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, but there’s a really easy way to extract it from the exe file.

Here’s a command-line example for the latest version 18.009.20044:

  1. Download the *.exe as usual from the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution website
  2. Now open an elevated command-prompt and navigate to where o saved the download file
  3. Run the following command-line: AcroRdrDC1800920044_en_US.exe –sfx_o”C:\Temp\Adobe” –sfx_ne

(“C:\Temp\Adobe” should be replace for your preferred location)

And you’re done.


  1. How do you get around the MSI failing to upgrade the previous version? I get the error:

    "Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue....etc"

  2. Hi there and thanks for your command. Try to add this to your command-line: REINSTALLMODE=vomus

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