Do you often find yourself opening PDF files in Microsoft Edge web browser, when you would much rather use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC? If so, you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll show you how to always open PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC instead of Microsoft Edge.
Firstly, ensure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your computer. Once you’ve confirmed this, locate the PDF file that you want to open with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. By default, this file will open in Microsoft Edge web browser when you double-click on it.
To change this default behavior, right-click on the PDF file and select “Properties.” In the “General” tab, you’ll see an “Opens with” section. This section will show that the default program for opening PDF files is Microsoft Edge.
To change this default program, click on “Change” and select the program that you want to use going forward. If Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the program you want to use, select it from the list of options. If it’s not visible, click on “More Apps” to find other applications. Once you’ve selected your preferred program, click “OK” to confirm your selection.
Before closing the properties window, ensure that you apply the changes by clicking on “Apply” and then “OK.” You’ll now see that the PDF file icon has changed to match the program that you have selected to open PDF files going forward.
Finally, double-click on the PDF file again to confirm that it opens with the program that you have selected. In this case, you should see that the file now opens with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
By following these simple steps, you can now ensure that your PDF files always open with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC instead of Microsoft Edge web browser.