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Acrobat XI destroys Windows 8 x64 pdf indexing capabilities

Nov 8, 2012 8:55 AM

Tags: #acrobat #pdf #windows_8 #indexation

Hi,

 

just to mention, before anybody installs Acrobat XI Pro on Windows 8 x64, that it will result in the loss of the full text indexing of PDF files by Windows 8.

 

The setup of Acrobat XI hijacks the shell IFilter abilities with a non-functional "AcroIF.dll" (unsuitable for x64 systems), and even after disabling this crap (regsvr32 /u AcroIF.dll) there is currently no way to restore the perfectly-working, Microsoft-designed original IFilter ability for pdf files.

 

Beware.

And thank you Adobe engineers for replacing stupidly something that works with something that sucks...

Perhaps should you give the user some option not to bug their OS...

 
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    Nov 8, 2012 2:12 PM   in reply to ShotRu

    Sounds serious. Well diagnosed, but it would be good if you could report it to Adobe.

     
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:44 AM   in reply to ShotRu

    Thank you for reporting this problem.

    We have updated this in our internal database, and the respective engineering team is looking into the problem.

     
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:09 AM   in reply to ShotRu

    You can now refer to the article at http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/pdf-search-breaks-110-install.html to resolve the above mentioned problem.

     
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    Jun 28, 2013 6:11 AM   in reply to ShotRu

    Issue still standing with each subsequent update of Acrobat XI [Pro].

    After each update, the ifilter for pdf files reverts to Adobe's non-functional one, preventing further indexing. This forces users either not to update Acrobat XI [Pro], or perform the aforementioned manual registry edit, then destroy and rebuild the index after each update of Acrobat XI. On systems with several thousands of PDF files to index, this can disrupt normal use of the computer while consuming needlessly abundant system resources & power.

     
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