FIX: Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing

You’ve installed Acrobat Pro, but your missing the context menu when right clicking on a document.

Before we continue, I want to know for sure if you have come to the right blog post.
Have you installed Adobe Acrobat PRO and now miss the context menu (right-click) on files?
If this is correct you can continue with the following steps.


Let’s fix Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing.

First open the installation location of Adobe Acrobat PRO.

This differs per version x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit).
If you have chosen the default installation it can be in 2 different places.

32-bit (x86)
“C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu.dll”

64-bit (x64)
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu64.dll”

How do you know which? Usually it is 64-bit and since Windows 10 you no longer have 32-bit versions.

You could also look at the computer version.
Right click on This PC.
And click Properties.
In the System tab you will see system type.

Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing
Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing.

So just copy the 64-bit link and if it doesn’t work, then try the 32-bit.

Open Windows Explorer.
And paste the URL in Windows Explorer as the screenshot.

Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing
Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing.

Now that we know that the link works, we move to step 2.

With step 2 we take the link and copy and paste it into Command Prompt.

Go to Start and search for cmd.
Open cmd as administrator.

Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing
Adobe Acrobat right-click menu missing.

Open a Notpad and paste the link there.
Add regsvr32 before the link (as in the screenshot below).

So again, for 64-bit the link is (regsvr32 included):
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu64.dll”

And for 32-bit this is (regsvr32 included):
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat Elements\ContextMenu.dll”

Paste the correct link in Command prompt and press enter.

Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing
Adobe Acrobat PRO right-click menu missing.

The Adobe Acrobat PRO context menu will now appear again on files.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infrastructure, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

One thought on “FIX: Adobe Acrobat PRO context (right-click) menu missing”

  1. Doesn’t work for me. Strangely, the otherwise blank slots in the context menu show up with their labels and icons if I right-click on a document while in the “attach file” browser in Thunderbird…

    Does that do something different to Explorer?

    Peculiar, and irritating.

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