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by itsamomma / April 22, 2013 9:11 AM PDT

I uninstalled Adobe Reader 8.5 - now when I try to download new version, I get "Error 1606 no APPDATA"

How do I recover original program??

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Please Try This
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 9:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Adobe Reader

I'll guess you mean "when I try to INSTALL new version" you get the 1606 error.

To fix the 1606 error, see the discussion about it in the links below. Please recognize that although I've given you the two most probable fixes to your issues, the 1606 Error may involve some registry tinkering.. If you're not comfortable editing the registry, and making a backup of the registry before doing so, you'll probably need someone qualified to help you at your location.:

First, try the "Fixit" button in the link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549

If that doesn't take care of the issue, then follow these instructions:

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-1200270.html#1200270

After performing the 1606 fix, then download the newest, full, offline installer of Adobe Reader from the link below and once it's on your desktop, close your browser windows and double click the file to install it.:

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.02/en_US/AdbeRdr11002_en_US.exe

Hope this helps.

Grif

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How to install Adobe Reader
by amy_lewis / April 23, 2013 8:54 PM PDT
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Won't Work With A 1606 Error
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 3:28 AM PDT

Typical installation instructions won't get it done. We've seen the problem a number of times with Adobe Reader and at the beginning of the installation, the error is shown, preventing the installation.. The registry must be fixed before the program can be installed.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Some advice that worked for me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 3:41 AM PDT

I had this problem with mom's PC and since it's a few hundred mile trip we had her install that Foxit Reader and it worked till we could get to it.
Bob

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