Acrobat Reader: How to disable “Adobe ID” prompt

Adobe ID Sign In PromptFor many years I’m using Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF documents. Recently I started getting an annoying popup prompt for my Adobe ID while opening PDFs. I don’t have one and don’t plan to get one – it is just useless to me at this point.

[ Disclaimer: This worked for me with Adobe Acrobat Reader 11. Now I’m using Reader DC, but I’ve never got Adobe ID login prompt here and I don’t know why. ]

Here is the way to get rid of this prompt:

  1. Open Registry Editor (and be extra careful there!)
  2. Go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\Workflows” (if you don’t have “Workflows” key, just create one)
  3. Create new “DWORD (32-bit)” Value with name “bEnableAcrobatHS” and value “0”

That’s all – short and simple!

Registry Editor

17 thoughts on “Acrobat Reader: How to disable “Adobe ID” prompt

    1. Thanks for the solution … Works perfectly for Adobe Acrobat DC … No more annoying pop-up for Sign-Ins.

      just find the correct folder in “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Workflows in “regedit.exe”

      Works like a Charm …

      Thanks once again for the solution

  1. I just tried this with Acrobat DC Standard. It did not work, I still get the prompt to sign in in order to activate/run the program.

      1. Getting nowhere with this. There is no “Acrobat DC” key under Adobe – there is 11.0, and 2015, I added the DWORD value in both locations but still get the same prompt.

  2. Great solution!

    thank you so much for solving this annoying issue for me!

    much appriciated

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