1.    12 Mar 2016 #1
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    How can I disable Edge from opening .pdf files?


    As the title says, how can I disable edge from opening .pdf files and use Adobe reader instead?
    I have set Adobe as the default program to open .pdf files, but edge is still trying to open them, sometimes without success.
    Thanks
    Sven
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  2.    12 Mar 2016 #2
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    Hi, how have you tried to set Adobe as the default program?
    How have you verified that it is the default?
    Does your default change on reboot?

    (It will really help if you can answer those 3)

    1. From Win 8 on you can't do that from within a program (tho you won't usually get any indication your attempt will not be saved on reboot).

    2. There are several ways to set a default.
    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    (Note: I have Sumatra set as my reader- it opens very quickly).

    3 In general some people have experienced defaults being reset to MS defaults on restart, through having e.g.old version Winzip installed, or (some) after a particular MS update.
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  3.    12 Mar 2016 #3
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    dalchina,
    to set the default, I right click on a .pdf file and select adobe reader and click on always use this program and click OK.
    after that when I click on a pdf file it opens with adobe reader, even after a reboot.
    that all works fine till I open Edge. Edge wants to open my pdf files when I am on line, and for some reason I get : oops, something happend and it can not open it.
    that is why I want to change that. is there a way to prevent Edge from opening my pdf files?
    Thanks
    Sven
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  4.    12 Mar 2016 #4
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    Hi, I think then you're talking about the issue- much discussed in several threads in this forum (searching is a great way to find answers)- where
    a. Edge has no plugin capability
    b. You are using Edge and looking at pdf's on line (rather than saved to your PC) and your default reader cannot be used within Edge- because of (a).

    Here are some of the threads on this which I've found for you (feel free to search for more e.g.
    Adobe Edge
    Edge pdf

    Note this one which was surprising if it really addressed this
    Solved How to set default pdf reader - Windows 10 Forums
    (I don't use Edge so I'd rather forgotten this one, which now puzzles me in that setting the default from within the program shouldn't work, in fact).

    Otherwise: forget Edge and use a different browser (which is actually the outcome I'd expect)
    How do I disable the useless Edge PDF Reader??? - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
    How do I disable the useless Edge PDF Reader???
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  5.    12 Mar 2016 #5
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    I tried all the solutions given in the referenced links, but there apparently is no way to change EDGE to accept an adobe plugin.
    so I have to go to IE11 and open it from there.
    Thanks
    Sven

    ps I mark this as solved for now
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  6.    12 Mar 2016 #6
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    Yep, I was saying from the start it doesn't, and that there isn't a solution.

    However you may be interested in this - for the future.
    Redstone:Microsoft now preparing release of Extensions for Edge - Windows 10 Forums
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