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How to set Adobe Reader as default PDF viewer on Windows 10?

Adobe Employee ,
Sep 23, 2019

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Microsoft Edge is the default program for opening PDF files on Windows 10. In four easy steps, you can make Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC your default PDF program.

 

 

  • Right-click the thumbnail of a PDF file, and then choose Properties.
  • In the file's Properties dialog box, click Change.
  • Do one of the following:
    • If you have Acrobat DC or both Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat DC and click OK.
    • If you have only Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and click OK.

Note:

If your computer settings are managed by a system administrator, you may not see the Change button. Sign in using an administrator account or contact your administrator to get the button enabled.

 

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How to set Adobe Reader as default PDF viewer on Windows 10?

Adobe Employee ,
Sep 23, 2019

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Microsoft Edge is the default program for opening PDF files on Windows 10. In four easy steps, you can make Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC your default PDF program.

 

 

  • Right-click the thumbnail of a PDF file, and then choose Properties.
  • In the file's Properties dialog box, click Change.
  • Do one of the following:
    • If you have Acrobat DC or both Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat DC and click OK.
    • If you have only Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and click OK.

Note:

If your computer settings are managed by a system administrator, you may not see the Change button. Sign in using an administrator account or contact your administrator to get the button enabled.

 

Tell us if these helped you. Join the conversation here. We are listening!

 

To discover a host of other great features –

Go straight to: Print to PDF | Configuring your Printer | PDF Printing in Acrobat | Printing Complex PDF Documents

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Sep 26, 2019

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Oct 28, 2019

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These steps do not work for PDFs stored in SharePoint - they always open in the browser, irrespective of the Win10 file handler settings. With some browsers there is an Acrobat extension which does allow you to then open the PDF in the app, but there is no extension for Edge browser on Windows 10.

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Jul 27, 2020

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I have Acrobat DC and also Acrobat Reader DC installed on my computer and I want to make Acrobat Reader the default app.  I changed the settings as per the above instructions however, whenever I open open a PDF file, it open it oin Acrobat DC.

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