Reopen PDFs Launched in previous sessions on Opening Acrobat/Reader
A Prereference in Acrobat should be there which loads the last session of opened tabs/pdfs on relaunching. Also could provide options to save/load previous sessions.
This may be Important to the users who work on several pdfs at a time but wish to retain the opened docs in the next Acrobat session.
Also Session could be managed to retain even after machine restart and then launching acrobat.
We are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (2019.012.20036) is Live now and this Takes care of the Feature Request to Restore Previous Session by Default on Next Acrobat/Reader Launch.
Please update your Acrobat (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.
The feature is great, the implementation however makes it unusable for me! Why? Well what does Reader when you have it registered as pdf viewer, it is closed and you open a pdf? It opens the requested document shows it for maybe 1 second, then starts to open the recently opened documents in the foreground and keeps the last document visible when finished.
@Ayush Jain it should be urgently changed to load the recent documents in the background and keep the document in the foreground.
Awesome that this has been implemented. I've been needing to locate all my PDF documents to open again every time I restart my computer. This is a godsend.
I have clicked this button under preference, general, restore last session, then click OK... but it doesn't actually.
When I open it again, the preference still show the restore last session as checked, however, it starts the PDF from the cover page.
I uninstalled and completely wiped it from computer and did a refresh re-install, but it still will not work. Called 3 Adobe # and none of them will help because this isn't a paid service.
I also have tried saving as on the page I'm stopping at, and overriding the previous pdf, but this doesn't do anything either.
It would be usedful to have the option to save pdf sessions and reopen them later. For academics and whoever else works with multiple PDFs at the same time, it would be very useful. Reopening PDFs from last session is already very helpful but having the option to open groups of PDFs relevant to each other would be life-saving.
F Guzman commented
This feature is great, thank you thank you thank you. Very useful
How do you get it to open to the page at which you last left off? Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
Dean Atwood commented
For those having an issue with this latest update, has any one tried searching for.... installing an older version ?
It looks like you can download them from here:
...just as a temporary fix anyhow.
And then, have you submitted a "bug report"... however, wherever that's done (I don't know myself) through the official issues channel ? It just doesn't seem like this is the spot to report specific issues.
jeff o commented
Changing the 'Disable document auto-save' didnt help...
Very annoying Adobe.
Sad to see there is no concern from the company.
jeff o commented
Please get rid of the "reopen closed PDFs" popup. This pops up every time despite having closed previous PDFs properly. Is it me or does the reader get worse with every update? IE: some PDFs dont allow to rotate the view - wth?
I might have fixed this for me - from the edit > accessibility > setup assist menu I selected Disable document auto-save
Continuous pop up. Driving me crazy!
For those having issues... just FYI
For myself (and I believe many others), this is a welcomed update that's Very helpful. I don't know anyone myself that has the issue that's been described in this forum. Myself.... I use a Win 7 Pro 64-bit laptop as well as a Win 10 Pro 64-bit desktop and am using Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20035
I can't tell if anyone is looking at this forum/thread as a basis to respond to the issues you are having, but if it hasn't been done already.... I would perhaps suggest trying to open a new thread that's specific to reporting the problem.
ne agau commented
Piece of junk...can't save settings...stupid restore message every time...get better programmers
I guess this thread is dead to the developer that replied with this new feature that is broken and not necessary anyway? Maybe they will fix it, I’m sure enough people are having the issue to get it patched especially since the feature apparently does nothing when you click restore anyway. I don’t know if this happens in dc standard or pro, but if I was using the paid version I’d be even more irritated. Please fix this!!
Problem still exists, please fix or remove this awful feature that no one needs anyway.
Matthew Hunt commented
Still getting this message even with latest updates
We have the same issue. Continuous popup - every time the user enters reader DC, Annoying.
I thought I might add that I have never seen the pop-up window others have mentioned. I use Windows 10 so that might be the reason. I don't know.
Is there any way to disable this feature? It is opening that window asking if you want to restore your last session intermittently no matter how you close adobe. It is an annoyance to users of mine who open and close adobe 100s of times per day and they have to stop and click to close that little blue window every time they open a new invoice or other adobe document.
No updates available. i have the latest and the problem persists.
John ODonnell commented
If you wanted to make it simple for some users to re-open last session files, that's fine, but before implementation, try field testing first. Users like myself rarely need to use this feature, and the pop-up "Re-open closed PDF's..." every time I open Acrobat is super annoying, and it doesn't even work. If I click on the "Restore" button, the message goes away without restoring my last session. Why??? Can you please eliminate this pop-up or can I revert to the previous version?