Adobe PDF Reader

Why a does a20 odd MB download turn into 200 odd MB load space on my HDD?

geek_brymak, Jul 1, 4:25 pm

compressed file ?

geek_drcspy, Jul 1, 4:27 pm

Adobe Reader has an unusual compression applied to the download, specifically optimised for small size.

geek_gyrogearloose, Jul 1, 4:27 pm

Just seems a huge waste of HDD space to read the occasional PDF file, is Sumatra ok?

geek_brymak, Jul 1, 4:31 pm

Isn't 200MB about 2cents worth of disk?

geek_gyrogearloose, Jul 1, 4:38 pm


The MSI should be ~ 30 MB and Adobe Reader after installation occupies ~75 MB. The msi packages compress a lot of the stuff that is to be installed. I shudder to think what you might have acquired there with 200MB on disk! Did you get it from the Adobe site or somewhere else?

geek_wombatunder, Jul 1, 4:41 pm

Who in their right mind uses Adobe Reader anyway?

geek_radiowaves, Jul 1, 4:47 pm

From the Adobe site.

geek_brymak, Jul 1, 4:47 pm

Not on a 20Gb HDD!

geek_brymak, Jul 1, 4:51 pm

Ok, 9cents worth then: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Hard-drives/ID
E/auction-299220208.htm

geek_gyrogearloose, Jul 1, 4:55 pm