Howto: Disable PDFMaker toolbar in Outlook 2007 (PDFMOutlook.dll)

In Outlook 2007, Adobe PDFMaker may cause a lot trouble and frustration. In addition, many people don’t use the PDFMOutlook plugin. To be honest, I didn’t even know the PDFMaker toolbar existed in Outlook 2007 :)

Because of this, I decided to remove the PDFMOutlook toolbar completely. You can delete the PDFMOutlook toolbar in three ways:

  1. Uninstall Adobe Acrobat
  2. Delete PDFMOutlook.dll
  3. Unregister PDFMOutlook.dll

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat

To uninstall Adobe Acrobat, follow these steps:

  1. Close Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  2. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl and click OK
  3. Select Adobe Acrobat and press Remove / Uninstall

Delete PDFMOutlook.dll

To delete PDFMOutlook.dll, follow these steps:

  1. Close Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  2. Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\PDFMaker\Mail\Outlook
    If you own another version than Adobe Acrobat 7, your path will differ in this version number
  3. Delete PDFMOutlook.dll if it exists


  1. Click Start, click Search, click For Files and Folders, click All Files and Folders, type PDFMOutlook.dll and click Search
  2. Delete all PDFMOutlook.dll files that are found during the Search

Unregister PDFMOutlook.dll

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