Fix for Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Error "Failed to send a DDE command"

Posted on 15.11.17   Acrobat Software

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro v11.0.19 would instantly crash when opening .pdf files and show the following error message:

Failed to send a DDE command

Issue seemed to be that Acrobat was already running another process which had crashed so after killing all Acro* processes it worked like usual again.

However, fast forward a few minutes and Acrobat started hanging again. We tried to do a repair install from the application list (appwiz.cpl) but it got stuck.

Finally we rebooted the computer… problem solved.


More on ITDB

Create a cmd alias/shortcut for issuing commands on remote computer

Managing WiFi profiles in Windows 10

How to debug a non starting application with ProcMon

Fix twitchy/wobbling touchpad for Ubuntu based distributions

Turn off CTRL + ALT + DEL at login prompt Windows 10