Changing the Default Program For PDF Files


How do I change the default program for opening PDF files on my Windows 10 machine?


The Windows 10 OS defaults to Microsoft Edge for opening PDF files. Users attempting to open a PDF from an attachment or other device, with Edge as the default, may be presented with a blank document. To change the default program for opening PDFs in Windows 10, follow the steps below. 

  1. In the Windows search box (bottom left corner of your desktop) Type Default app settings
  2. Select Choose default apps by file type.
  3. Scroll down to PDF.
  4. Select the software listed next to PDF.
  5. Choose Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from the list of software.

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