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  1. Michael
    March 1, 2022 @ 9:40 am

    Thank you very much, Method 1 did the trick on a Windows 10 21H2 – machine with up to date Adobe Reader DC!


  2. Vincent
    November 30, 2020 @ 11:33 pm

    Bruh. Thank you so much. That check box can burn in hell.


  3. Luke
    November 25, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

    You saved me hours, and hours, and hours of headaches and uninstalling and resintalling.

    The "ENABLE PROTECTED MODE AT STARTUP" checkbox was the issue for us in our DocAssist EMR software. The electronic medical records program opens up PDFs inside of itself and we couldn't print our documents. CTRL+P didn't work and also right-click and then selecting PRINT didn't work.

    Thankfully, your recommendation to go to PREFERENCES > SECURITY (ENHANCED) > uncheck PROTECTED MODE AT START UP worked perfectly!!! I'm talking about a 20 second fix that took me hours to figure out otherwise.

    Thank you!!!!

    Windows 10 Pro with Adobe Acrobat DC 2020.013.20064


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