Chrome is set as the default browser
Adobe is set as the default app for pdfs
When the issue occurs is:
1. In Adobe, when you click on “send file > email", when it creates the new email
with the pdf attachment, while the ext. is .pdf, the icon showing is chrome.
2. If you create a new email and click on “add attachment”. When you navigate
to the location of the pdf you want to attach, it is showing the correct icon, but once
you attach it, again, the ext. is .pdf, the icon showing is chrome.
3. When he receives an email with a .pdf attachment, it has the ext. as .pdf,
but the icon is chrome, and when you click to open, it opens in a chrome tab, not adobe.
I have pretty much the same setup as the user having the issue, but I cannot recreate.
I've checked and verified that Adobe and Chrome have the correct file associations in
Windows settings, and control panel.
I've checked to see if there might be some Chrome extension installed, but nothing seems
out of the ordinary (I have the same extensions added on my pc).
Chrome is the default browser. I've gone in and changed it to IE, but that didn't resolve.
It seems like it's an issue with Chrome interacting with Outlook, but I'm probably wrong on that.
If anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated!
As per the issue description mentioned above, pdf attachments are showing chrome icon, is that correct?
Could you try following troubleshooting steps:
1- Right click on the PDF file
2- Open with...
3- Choose another application
4- Select Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any other application you are looking for)
5- Tick the box "Always use this application by default)
Close all your "Explorer" windows.
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc] (Tasks monitor if you prefer)
Search for the remaining "Explorer" processes.
Restart the processes.
Let us know if you need any help.
I don't get the option to "open with", just "open" and then it opens in Acrobat. Got another solution?
This worked. Thank you.
I have the same issue and there is no option for "Open With.."
To be clear, you must be doing this in Windows Explorer (File Explorer). Not in your email app, and not in Internet Explorer (web).
Has anyone been able to correct this? Even changing in Explorer it still defaults to opening in a Chome page.
I was able to correct the same problem by doing this:
As a side note - Adobe is very smart - keep an eye on a small floating Adobe icon while in the email that asks to make Adobe the default for opening pdf files. If you see this - it's a short cut way to fix this too. Good luck. Christine
Thank you all. I was doing everything else earlier, but the key was to restart outlook.
Its worked afterI restarted outlook! Yaaay! 🙂 Thanks again!
Thank you! This did it for me!
This happenned again on my work PC and trying to fix it from Windows setting didn't work. Then I clicked on the adobe icon on the right end of the outlook attachment, which was a quick way to fix it. Wonder why it happened again though. Hope its not some bug!
Is there no permanent fix?
this worked great, thank you
Worked like a charm.. signed into Adobe only to Thank you
Thanks , this worked !!
This worked perfectly for me. Thank You
This finally worked for me! Thanks Christine!!
i'm not even sure why it changed in the first place, i've been using this computer for a really long time, but this worked perfectly. the chrome option wasn't printing out my documents properly & i also just prefer for my PDF documents to be separated from my chrome searches - aestehtic purposes. you are awesome! i usually don't even socialize on sites like this but i signed in just to thank you because, man, was that annoying. thank you, Christine!
This worked for me! Thank you!!
I just started having this issue today. Opened several attachments this morning that were fine - opened as usual with Adobe. All of a sudden everything changed to Chrome, including some of my saved .pdf's! I'm going to try this solution when I go back to my office and hope it works. I hope it also works for those documents that for whatever reason are now showing as Chrome documents instead of Adobe .pdf's! That's throwing me off, because they were all opened AND saved as Adobe .pdf docs - and Bam..outta the blue they are Chrome! Fingers crossed this works!
It worked! As soon as I performed this action, everything immediately switched over to Adobe pdf! Thanks!!