Changing PDF Viewer to Adobe Acrobat Reader on Microsoft Edge

This article provides details on setting the default PDF viewer to Adobe Acrobat Reader on the Microsoft Edge browser in Microsoft Windows.


Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows 10

Changing Edge's Default PDF Viewer

In order to disable Edge's PDF feature or to switch your default PDF viewer, you need to change the file association. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows  icon in your taskbar
  2. Click on  Settings.
  3. Click on Apps.
  4. In the left-side menu, click Default Apps.
  5. Scroll down. Click the Choose default apps by file type text link.
  6. Scroll down to find ".pdf" and click the button on the right side, which is likely to read "Microsoft Edge." If no default app is set, click the  Choose a Default button.
  7. Click Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. To set your default PDF reader to a different program, choose the program you would like to have as the default.

A notification may pop-up asking you to try Microsoft Edge before switching. Click Switch anyway to proceed.


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