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How to Remove the Repair Option in Adobe Reader X (10.0.1)

02/11/2011 16389 views
I am currently working on Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) and using setup.exe silently to install the patch.I have an issue under menu item Help->Repair Adobe Reader Installation. I tried adding the two java files(HideMenu.js,ListItems.js) but fails .Please can one help me how to remove this option permanently.
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copy this into a notepad text file and rename the extension to .js

this will hide most of the menus that you don't need or modify it if you want

copy the .js file to the javascript folder in c:\program files\adobe\blah blah

make sure this is done in yout .mst

// [File - Create Adobe PDF Using Acrobat.com], plus toolbar button
// [File - Collaborate], plus toolbar button
// [File - Digital Editions]
app.hideMenuItem("eBook:Digital Edition Services");
// [View - Read Out Loud]
// [Document - Security]
// [Help - Improvement Program Options]
// [Help - Online Support], plus sub menu items
// [Help - Repair Adobe Reader Installation]
// [Help - Check for Updates]
// [Help - Purchase Adobe Acrobat]
Answered 02/11/2011 by: cygan
Fifth Degree Brown Belt

I think it's ARPNOMODIFY set to 1 in the property table.
Answered 02/11/2011 by: aogilmor
9th Degree Black Belt

Owen, the OP wants to remove the item from the app's menu, not from ARP, although one presumes that would be done, too.
Answered 02/20/2011 by: VBScab
Red Belt

I am also after a fix for this. In my XP deployments it is working ok and removing the option. However this is not the same for my Windows 7 deployments

The Registry Key fix as seen in another post and the Enterprise Deployment Guide (for Citrix) does not work either
Answered 02/28/2011 by: leebowman
Yellow Belt

I've found that none of the above mentioned fixes have worked in a Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. I did some playing around with this, and found if I deleted the following two registry entries, I disabled the button from performing a repair (it was still visable, but nothing happens).

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Repair\Acrobat Reader\10.0\IOD]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Reader 10.0\\Esl\\aiodlite.dll\""
"Library"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Reader 10.0\\Esl\\aiodlite.dll"

I've not noticed any adverse effects for Acrobat Reader X - but I haven't tried a repair of the application. I needed to remove it, as I have it installed as part of a XenApp 6 environment, and it was better to remove any one's ability to repair rather than have issues across all the servers (it reboots at the end of the repair).
Answered 03/22/2011 by: mjgail
Senior Yellow Belt

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