How to Move Adobe Acrobat DC to Another Drive?

Adobe programs are usually installed on C drive by default. When C drive is almost full, you may want to install them on a different drive. This tutorial will show you how to move Adobe Acrobat DC to another drive safely and quickly.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How do I move Adobe Acrobat DC to another drive?

"My C drive is big enough for the operating system but not much else. Therefore, I want to keep Acrobat DC on my D drive, but there doesn't appear to be a 'destination drive' option in the the installer. Any one can tell me how to move Adobe Acrobat DC to another drive? Kind regards."

No matter you download Adobe Acrobat DC or other Adobe programs, they will be installed on C drive by default. This will take up much available space on your C drive. It's known that C drive full issue may easily cause computer runs slow or stuck. To avoid such problems, the following content will focus on how to move Adobe Acrobat DC to to a different drive so that you can release more space on C drive.

How to move Adobe Acrobat DC to another drive?

There are two cases when referring to move Adobe Acrobat DC to new drive: installed and not installed. Thus, the following method will pay respective attention to it.

▶ Method 1. Use Adobe Creative Cloud app to move Adobe Acrobat DC

If you haven't downloaded it, you could change destination folder during installation to change default save location Adobe Acrobat DC. But sometimes, you may fail to click the change button. In such a case, you can switch to Adobe Creative Cloud to change the default install path.

Adobe Creative Cloud is an official application to help you manage all Adobe programs. It supports application download, web service and other projects you may need. After changing the store path through Create Cloud desktop software, Adobe Acrobat DC downloaded from this app will be stored in the new location. The below are the steps:

Step 1. Open Adobe Create Cloud desktop software.

Step 2. Select the Account icon in the upper right, and then select "Preferences".


Step 3. Select "Apps" in the sidebar and select the edit icon next to Install location, choose the new location where you want to install your Creative Cloud apps.

Step 4. Select "Done" to apply the changes. Then, all Adobe programs including Adobe Acrobat DC will be installed on the new place.


▶ Method 2. Use professional App Mover to move Adobe Acrobat DC

But for already installed DC, the situation is more complicated because changing the location of programs is not simply like copying and pasting a single file. Any lost of data during the movement will cause the failure of normal running. Luckily, a third-party app mover named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can help you get around it perfectly.

The "App Mover" feature in this software allows you to move installed programs from one drive to another without reinstalling. You don't need to change or modify any directory information in the source and target location. Just leave all to the software, it will guarantee the safety of your program during the movement to make sure you can use it as before.

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, click "Free up" > "App Mover".


Step 2. In the new window, click "App Mover".  If you just want to change the location of a single file or folder, you can click " Move Folders" in this step to move folders to a different drive.

Two Options

In the pop-up window, choose the partition where Adobe Acrobat DC is stored (here is C drive) and click "Next".


Step 3. In this window, all movable apps and programs on C drive will be listed. Choose Adobe Acrobat DC or other programs you want to move and select the destination partition (like D drive). Then click "Move" to continue. 


Step 4. Read the warning that the running programs will be closed forcibly, and then click "OK". 


Step 5. Wait for a while, the movement will be done. Finally, click "Finish". 


Bonus reading: How to upgrade small hard drive to a larger one?

Generally speaking, the desire to move Adobe Acrobat DC to new drive is mainly effected by the low space of C drive. If you have more than one partition on your disk, you can extend C drive to increase its space. If there is only one partition on you hard drive, the most effective way is to upgrade your small hard drive to a larger one to get more space, which can be realized by the "Disk Clone Wizard" feature in AOMEI software. Let's see the detailed steps:

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, click "Clone" > "Clone Disk" from the top menu.


Step 2. There are two copy methods you can choose: "Clone Disk Quickly" and "Sector-by-Sector clone". Choose one based on you demands.


Step 3. Choose the old drive as the source disk, and click "Next”.


Step 4. Choose the larger drive as the destination disk. Don't forget to tick "Optimize the performance of SSD" option if your destination disk is SSD, and click "Next".


Step 5. Now, you can edit the size of partitions on the target disk. If you don't know how much size is good, choose the first one and click "Next".


Step 6. It will pop a note telling you how to boot OS after cloning. Read it and click "Finish".


Step 7. Finally, click "Apply" > "Proceed" to start the operation.



How to move Adobe Acrobat DC to another drive? From this passage, you have known two ways to get it done. By comparison, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is more versatile. It is not just a simple app mover to change the location of installed programs, folders, or files but also a disk formatting utility, a PC cleaner, an SSD health checker, a disk optimizer, a hard drive tester, etc. Thus, you can use it to solve your disk problems and manage your disks better.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.