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

  3. Yes that fixed it. Just have to follow the correct path. Worked. After 2 years. haha.. Thanks

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