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Get rid of that pesky “My eBooks” folder

May 18, 2007

But first, what is the My eBooks folder?

After installing Adobe Acrobat Reader v6.x, you may notice the My eBooks folder appearing within the My Documents folder. This is not a standard Shell folder of Windows. Even if you delete it, this folder is recreated upon loading Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This is powered by a Adobe plugin ‘ebook.api’. Upon starting Adobe Acrobat Reader, it loads all the plugins under the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\plug_ins

Perform the following only if you don’t plan to use the eBook plugin of Adobe Acrobat reader. You can undo the operation though. If you don’t want to see the My eBooks folder, follow this solution:

Move the file ebook.api to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\optional

Delete the My eBooks folder now.

(Thanks, and credits to MS-MVP Wesley Vogel for this tip)

At a later stage, if you again want to use the eBook plugin, revert it back to the plug_ins folder.

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