Adobe Reader 9


Does anyone know from where I can safely download Adobe Reader 9?


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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> safely download

I would not trust any site for it other than Adobe, but Adobe is no longer distributing it (it is classified as "End of Support", which means that Adobe no longer distributes its run-time). I would look for it on another computer where it was originally downloaded from Adobe, but would not trust any other website for it. Just one person's opinion, of course. Regards, Joe
TBSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Joe!  I appreciate that!

If anyone else has an opinion to offer, please let me know.  


Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
As a matter of curiosity, what is it that you want to do with Reader 9 that can't be done with X, XI, or DC (all of which are available for download at the Adobe site)?
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TBSupportAuthor Commented:
The ERP app that I work with has a version that only supports Adobe 8 or 9.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to this Adobe Site (FTP)

and you should see V7 through DC here. I use this site to download full Adobe Reader so I have it if I need to install again.

The FTP site works in Internet Explorer

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kerickCommented: has lots of stuff like this.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@TBSupport  - My recommendation is to use the genuine Adobe site and not a third party site. The Adobe site is known reliable.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> The ERP app that I work with has a version that only supports Adobe 8 or 9.

Sorry for the delayed response — I left my office shortly after my last post and just returned. Thanks for explaining why you need Reader 9.

I strongly agree with John — use the Adobe site! No way would I use a site like <>. And my thanks to John for pointing out the Adobe FTP site — I was not aware of it. It does, indeed, have Reader 9 (9.5.5) — both an EXE setup and an MSI installer:

John mentioned that the FTP site works in Internet Explorer — I just tried it in the latest Firefox version (40.0.3) and it worked fine in that (downloaded both the EXE and the MSI). All the credit to John on this one! Regards, Joe
TBSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks, John and Joe!  You guys are wonderful!!!

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. And thanks to you for the kind words — very nice to hear! And thanks one more time to John for documenting the Adobe FTP site — great to learn about that resource! Regards, Joe
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