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2008-06-24

AdobeUpdater.exe error - ConnAPI.DLL not found


Recently encountered this error when launching Adobe reader:

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Adobe Updater: AdobeUpdater.exe - Unable To Locate Component
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This application has failed to start because ConnAPI.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
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OK
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Had some Google search and read this KB article from Adobe, sound related but not exactly what I need. However, a great hint from it is that ConnAPI.DLL is something related to the Nokia PC Suit - I have that installed.

I found the file at C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution, and I wonder why AdobeUpdater.exe couldn't. Thanks to the Filemon utility, I confirmed that AdobeUpdater.exe only searches for the file in folders defined in %PATH% environment variable, which is actually the default behavior when a program links a DLL.

So, the solution is simple: adding the location of ConnAPI.DLL back to the path:
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution

Problem solved. :)

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