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How to Choose Default app for opening PDF's
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To select a different app to open PDF


  • Right click on the file
    • Select "Open with"> "Choose another app"


  • Choose the app you would like to open the file.
    • If you do not see the app you want click "More Apps"
    • Put a check into "Always use this app to open .pdf files"
  • Click "OK"


You are all set anytime you click a file with .pdf it will open in the app you selected.


You can also set default apps in this way:

Click the Start button. Click settings.

Click Apps.

Click Default Apps.

Scroll down and select Choose Default apps by file type:

Scroll down to .pdf. These file extensions are in alphabetical order.

Click on the app next to .pdf and then select the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

Once that is selected, your default app is now Adobe for PDFs.

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