Win 10 , Adobe Acrobat and Edge

LEGEND ,
Feb 06, 2017 Feb 06, 2017

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In the absence of an Acrobat Forum of any worth...I post here where there is at least a semblance of a pulse..

How does one stop Windows bloody 10 from constantly and regularly  associating pdfs with Windows bloody Edge?

I just want the .pdf association to stay with Acrobat DC (from my Cloud Subscription) but every Windows bloody 10 update changes it to Edge.

Must have changed this about 10 times now at least.

Does anyone even use Edge for anything!

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Advocate ,
Feb 07, 2017 Feb 07, 2017

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This is rather like the Adobe website - I have to fight off pressure to sign up to creative clod every time I want anything from their site!

Try going to "Set default Apps by file type" and selecting .pdf.  Clck on the Edge icon which inevitably displays, then select Acrobat/Reader.

This will not protect from major updates, but will keep Edge at bay for minor ones.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2017 Feb 07, 2017

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I have done that mnay times...always overridden by next Win 10 update.

Thats the frustration.

Not dissimilar to having to sort Adobe Fonts every update/upgrade to rid oneself of Font Bloat.!!!

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Feb 07, 2017 Feb 07, 2017

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LEGEND ,
Feb 08, 2017 Feb 08, 2017

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Thanx Alan.

Will try this next time my pdfs are hijacked.

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Advocate ,
Feb 08, 2017 Feb 08, 2017

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Grrrr!!!!

Windows 10 has just reversed my block on performing driver updates and updated my graphics card driver while i was at lunch.  The result was a black screen with just a cursor when I got back

I have now turned this odd in group Policy Editor, alongside a lot of other "features".

I suppose that it is too much to hope that one can turn off Edge in this way!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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Windows 10 has just reversed my block on performing driver updates and updated my graphics card driver while i was at lunch.  The result was a black screen with just a cursor when I got back

I dont know what got updated yesterday but I turned my back on my Edit Rig for about 1/2 an hour...PPro was running...and when I got back to it

The result was a black screen with just a cursor

I forced a hot reboot as the only way to restart (button) although maybe I could have left it run its course.  I just did not know what it was doing.   BLACK SCREEN.

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Feb 07, 2017 Feb 07, 2017

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Oct 29, 2018 Oct 29, 2018

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I have Win 10 pro   v1803 and Edge continues to hijack my PDF files.  Despite the basic temp solution of resetting the file association, each time windows updates it resets the default to Edge.  I have used a registry script,  This works well between windows updates.  However a more permanent fix is to stop Edge from launching by renaming the Edge launcher files in the Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder.  There are two that I suggest you rename by adding OLD before the .exe.  The files are:

MicrosoftEdge.exe

MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe

Note that you will need t change permissions to rename the files.

Since doing this over 6 mths ago, I have had no problem with Edge hijacking my PDF files from Acrobat.

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