Adobe Reader DC, Remove side tools panel by default

After digging around, there seems to be a solution to remove that side panel that takes up screen space, every time you  start Adobe Reader DC.

[you have to have admin rights to do this]
Go to the install directory using explorer.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\Reader\AcroApp\ENU

( If you have another language, go to another directory there, in my case “NLD”)

Create a new subfolder to move files to and move 3 files from the “ENU” folder into the newly created folder:


Open a PDF file and now there should be no tools panel.

Works with Windows10

Hope this helps you.


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