Error: The Acrobat PDF browser plug-in is missing. When trying to view invoices in CCH™ Axcess.

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  • Problem Resolution
  • Last Modified:
  • 02/15/2021


Trying to view invoices and receiving the error: The Acrobat PDF browser plug-in is missing. Please reinstall Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader to fix this problem.


Windows 10
Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader version 21.001.20135


Adobe released a patch on 2/9/2021 (version 21.001.20135) that is causing issues in browser backed programs. The issue appears to be affecting 64bit applications. 


If you receive this error:
  1. First attempt to resolve by uninstalling/reinstalling Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader (whichever you have installed)
  2. If this does not resolve the issue, you can try running CCH™ Axcess in 32bit mode 
  • Download the CCH™ Axcess - 32bit Mode batch file attached to this article to a location on the machine which Axcess is installed (can be a server or a workstation).
  • Close completely out of CCH Axcess
  • Locate and right click on the downloaded .bat file, then click Run as Administrator.
    • Note: This will need to be performed after each CCH Axcess update until a permanent resolution is found. 

We have opened a ticket with Adobe regarding this issue and will be communicating updates via CCH™ Software News. Please make sure your Software News profile is up to date. Click this link for more information on how to subscribe and update your Software News profile.  

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