Pro Opens Instead of Reader

Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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I have both Adobe Acrobat PRO DC and Adobe Reader installed on my computer. I have Adobe Reader DC set as my default program for PDFs, but starting this morning when I double-click a PDF it is opening in PRO instead of reader. Help!

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Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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Found from other threads. Under General in Preferences there is a [Set as Default PDF Handler] button in both programs. It was NOT on in Acrobat PRO. It was in Reader, but underneath it had an option "Always Open PDFS in Adobe Acrobat DC." I turned that off and now it works properly.

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Unfortunately that button now just opens instructions for how to do it in Windows Apps/Default. Which does NOT work.

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Found it: If you sign OUT of Acrobat DC, Reader as the defaut app works.

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