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How to fix Adobe Error 111200?

Adobe error 111200 is common when updating free Adobe products, including Reader, Flash Player or Shockwave Player. People have also reported facing the error with Adobe Acrobat Pro

‘Error 111200: Updater Session failed to initialise’ means that there was an issue when updating the program.

One of the most straightforward methods to fix the error is to run the program as an administrator. Here we’ve discussed five ways to fix error 111200.

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Run the Program as an administrator

Windows has a built-in keyboard shortcut to run programs with admin privileges. Double click on any program or shortcut while holding down Ctrl+Shift on your keyboard, and the program will open with elevated permissions. 

Alternatively, you can follow these steps below to run the Adobe program as an administrator.

Step 1: Right-click on the executable file or shortcut icon of the program you’re trying to run.

Step 2: Select the Run as administrator option from the context menu.

Pressing Shift and right-clicking will give you more ‘Run as’ options

Alternatively, you can also press Shift and right-click to run the program as a different user. 

This is the easiest way to fix error 111200; however, if this doesn’t work, we’ve got four more fixes to try out.

Check out this article to learn about more methods to run programs as administrator on Windows as well as to set running programs as an administrator by default.

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Update the app

Outdate Adobe Acrobat reader can also cause issues while opening files, especially recently created or edited ones. So, updating the app can potentially fix error 111200 for you.

To update Acrobat Reader, hover to the toolbar and select Help > Check for updates. An updater window will launch where you can confirm the action.

If updating doesn’t work, you can alternatively reinstall the Adobe app using the latest download file from the official site, which will already have the latest patch updated.


Update drivers

If a driver is causing the issue, updating the graphics, sound, video and game controller driver should help fix error 111200. 

Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.

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Step 2: Locate the driver you want to update, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your hardware.

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While this should help resolve the error 111200, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later. 

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Run an SFC scan

Corrupt files are the primary reason PCs behave weirdly, resulting in the 111200 error in Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.

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Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues. 

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Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problem, use the following command to resolve them. 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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Restart your PC, and the 111200 error should’ve been resolved. If that doesn’t help, you can also run a DISM scan to fix any other errors by using this guide


Repair your system

If nothing else works, the best way to get rid of the 111200 error is by simply reinstalling or repairing your OS. 

The Windows Media Creation tool is a great way to install and repair the OS. Using this, you can perform a clean installation or repair your OS without affecting your data.

You can download the Media Creation Tool here

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