Windows 10: Can't change default app from Acrobat Reader DC to Acrobat

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  1.    30 Sep 2016 #41

    This is the right answer


    ams said: View Post
    If you want to make Acrobat your default program for PDF files, you need to bring up Acrobat and go the Edit/Preferences and then select General. At the bottom of the page you will see 'Select Default PDF handler'. Click on this and select Acrobat instead of Acrobat Reader. You will require a system reboot, but after that everything will be as you require.
    This is the way to solve the problem -- it turns out that some distributed PDF forms REQUIRE using the free Reader DC and will not work with the paid-for Acrobat Pro. When both are installed it was a real pain to have everything open in reader, and this post solves the question. Thanks.
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  2.    17 Apr 2017 #42

    Solution to changing fiile association for Adobe Reader DC


    I have been having the same problem for weeks and have tried every remedy listed in TenForums. ADOBE inserts its Reader DC into the registry in a way that is hard for user to change (so you will subscribed to their monthly pdf service!). I tried everything including trying to change the resgistry and eventually gave up and unistalled Adobe Reader DC.
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  3.    17 Apr 2017 #43

    pylyshyn said: View Post
    I have been having the same problem for weeks and have tried every remedy listed in TenForums. ADOBE inserts its Reader DC into the registry in a way that is hard for user to change (so you will subscribed to their monthly pdf service!). I tried everything including trying to change the resgistry and eventually gave up and unistalled Adobe Reader DC.
    Uninstall Reader DC and install Reader XI. You'll have to search around for the download on the Adobe site but it should still be available. Please read me post#22 for more information. After you get it installed you will also have to disable Reader searching for updates because it will try to get you to upgrade to Reader DL.
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