Fix “Acrobat Failed to Connect to a DDE Server” Error

Having a “Fatal Error: Acrobat failed to connect to a DDE server” on your Acrobat reader? Try the methods here that can help you fix it easily!

Method 1: End your Adobe Acrobat Reader process

  1. Open Task Manager (by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard).
  2. Right click Adobe Acrobat Reader, and then click End task.
  3. Open your Acrobat Reader again.

Now check to see if this fixed the error.

Method 2: Repair your Adobe Acrobat Reader

You may see the Acrobat failed to connect to a DDE server error on your computer because your Acrobat Reader is corrupted. To repair it:

  1. Press Win and E keys on your keyboard, then type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter.
  2. Right click Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, then select Change.
  3. Select Repair installation errors in this program, then click Next.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the repair process.

Now check to see if you’ve fixed this error.

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