Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Fix for Time Matters

A known issue with Time Matters 16.1 and earlier can cause an error message in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC:

Clear the option: Enable Protected Mode at startup

Clear the option: Enable Protected Mode at startup

The error message may appear when you attempt to use the TMSave button in Acrobat Reader DC.

Here are two fixes for this Protected Mode issue:

  1. Upgrade to Time Matters 16.2, or
  2. Change a Windows Registry entry.

To change the Registry entry:

  1. Back up your computer or at least back up the Registry:

  2. Click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter.

  3. In Registry Editor, click on the top item, Computer.

  4. Click File > Export.

  5. Give the file a name and press Save.

  6. Close the Registry Editor.

  7. In the Search Box, type: cmd

  8. Copy and paste the following into the Command Prompt window:

Reg Add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\17.0\Privileged" /v bProtectedMode /t Reg_Dword /d