Make Reader or Acrobat the default program for opening PDF files on Windows 10
Modified on: Tue, 3 Nov, 2020 at 8:58 AM
Watch a short video tutorial below on how to set Acrobat Reader DC as the default program for opening PDF files on Windows. Alternatively, follow the steps below the video to do the same.
Steps to make Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat 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.
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.
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.
In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
Now, the PDF files open in Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC.
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