Windows 10: Setting Default App Problem

  1.    28 May 2017 #1

    Setting Default App Problem

    I prefer to open pdf files in Acrobat. My computer is determined that I shall not. It will open only in
    MS Edge.

    I try to set the Default App by Type to Acrobat, but even if I select it in the drop down table, it refuses
    to change.

    How can I PERMANENTLY set my computer to open pdf files in Acrobat ?


    Richard S.
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  2. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 853
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.319)
       28 May 2017 #2

    Have you tried starting Acrobat, selecting a pdf and you should get a dialog box offering to make Adobe the default viewer. It worked for me.

    Good luck.
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  3.    29 May 2017 #3

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Note- if using the 'Open With' menu to set your default, you have to follow the procedure right to the end, remembering to check the box. That's assuming that's what you were referring to, as there are several ways of setting default associations.

    There are also numerous posts related to Acrobat Reader in particular which you are encouraged to research.
    How to set default pdf reader Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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