I almost reverted to an earlier version of Acrobat Reader because it was such a dog to start up.
Good tip, worked a treat
I use Acrobat 10 times a day and it was really frustating waiting for it too start.
You could also use "PDF SpeedUp" and let the tool do all the work (http://www.acropdf.com/pdfsu.exe).
This tip just gave me back about 15-30 seconds of each work day. Thanks to John for the tip. The referenced "Optional" folder is nearly empty by default, with only a readme.txt that declares: Put unused plug-ins in the optional...
Top banana - good effort.
I haven't heard of that problem with Acrobat. If you put the files back and test again, it should help you troubleshoot the issue.
What about the 6.0 Pro version? It doesn't store things the same way.