Foxit Reader Portable v2023.2.0.21408 Updated

__philippe on 18 Sep 2023
  • 455MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Sep 2023
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign). Cross platform (Mac, iOS, and Android).

Version note: Foxit Reader Portable is the version of the program. The standard installer version of this program from the Foxit website is bundleware, adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar. A pro version is available with additional features.

Functional in 64-bit.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware (rotates pro features in top right corner)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files from App\Foxit Reader\Lang\.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
Xelitan PDF Reader (8MB)
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83 comments on Foxit Reader Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PapaiMark 2022-06-30 18:14

I have tried tenths of versions of it since 2007 and it never worked fine. Always full of bugs and mainly crashes. Few years ago I found Sumatra, which became my "notepad" or "mspaint" for PDF files. For edition, any other is fine.
It is marked as "potentially unwanted programs" (search)


juverax 2018-10-06 08:28

Foxit PDF Reader Fixes High-Severity Remote Code Execution Flaws:


MIKLO 2017-12-24 16:02

@CornHolio the Gringo agreed PDF-XChange is what I use for anything PDF and have been using for many years. Although I don't mean to take anything away from Foxit cause its good software in its own right. Even thought its been a few years since anyone has posted this is still an important download for anyone looking for a good PDF Reader that's Portable :)


CornHolio the Gringo 2015-05-02 17:55

PDF-XChange is the PDF reader I use, but make sure You configure it
right before executing the programm.(fx. disable Java).
Foxit Reader doesnt have the tools I like that comes with PDF-XChange.


webfork 2014-03-16 18:35

Specular: confirmed. However, the portable version doesn't currently include this.


Specular 2014-03-15 05:46

Heard recently that Foxit now comes bundled with Conduit, essentially malware, that has causes a huge number of users issues with their systems. A search for 'Foxit Conduit' will return results.

Just thought I'd give a heads up here, even though it's likely the portable version isn't affected.


Midas 2014-02-09 22:14

After applying most of "the accountant"s suggested trimmings, Foxit PDF Reader v6.1.2.1224 uncompressed size is now around 61 MB.

Considering it was last updated in 2010, does anyone know if the JPE launcher is still effective with this version?


the accountant 2013-06-26 18:25

Version 6.0.3

To change the idiots ribbons use.

File or Help > change toolbar mode

To reduce the app size strip out

Facebook plugin
Speech plugin
updater plugin
Foxit updater.exe
Start and advertisement folder
Lang folder - will still be English
Ribbon and other unnecessary skins - Keep Blue myself

New app size approx 47MB

Otherwise PDFxchange all the way.

v6.0.3 Rev 2

Mike.S.G. 2013-05-31 05:44

Foxit Reader Portable hasn't been 39MB (uncompressed) for quite some time.
... 5.x was rolling in @ 50+MB IIRC
... 6.0.2 is @ 85.5MB (uncompressed)

I haven't downloaded 6.0.3 yet.


Mike.S.G. 2012-12-02 09:41

The PortableApps installer didn't run on XP SP2 x86, gave off a system.dll error and closed.

So, I copied FoxitReaderPortable_5.4.4.paf.exe to my VM with XP SP3 x86 installed, extracted Foxit 544, then moved FoxitReaderPortable to the host machine (XP SP2) - runs just fine.

It appears the latest PortableApps installer has issues with XP SP2 yet the wrapper runs fine once the program is extracted.

IMO, Foxit (544) wrapped with version... (???) seems to start up a bit faster than 543 (which btw extracted without issue) - so far I like it. I do prefer Foxit over the rest and it's nice PortableApps takes the time - thanks. I wish Foxit had continued to provide the zip file though, it loaded faster than PortableApps, still, overall a nice update.


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