Changing PDF Viewer to Adobe Acrobat Reader on Microsoft Edge

This article outlines the steps to set Adobe Acrobat Reader as the default PDF viewer in the Microsoft Edge browser on a Windows operating system.

Changing the Default PDF Viewer in Microsoft Edge

To switch the default PDF viewer from Microsoft Edge to Adobe Acrobat Reader, or to another program, you need to modify the file association settings. Follow these instructions:

  1. Click the Windows icon on your taskbar.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Select Apps.
  4. In the menu on the left side, click on Default Apps.
  5. Scroll down and find the link for Choose default apps by file type. Click on this link.
  6. Scroll down to locate the file type “.pdf”. On the right side, you will see the current default app, likely set to "Microsoft Edge". If there is no default app assigned, click the Choose a Default button.
  7. Select Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from the list to set it as your default PDF reader. If you prefer a different program, choose the desired application from the list.
  8. You might receive a notification encouraging you to try Microsoft Edge before changing your default PDF viewer. To proceed with your choice, click Switch anyway.


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