How to change your default PDF app

Go to the Start Menu in the bottom-left corner of Windows:

Start icon

When you click to open the Start Menu, type the word "default" and it will start searching:

search for default

Select "Default apps" at the top of the search results:

Default apps

If you scroll to the bottom of the Default Apps settings, you will see the option to "Set defaults by app":

set defaults by app

Near the top you will see "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" and when you click it you will be able to select "Manage":

Defaults by app

Click the app next to "PDF":

File type associations

In the menu that appears, select "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC":

Choose an app

If your previous default was Microsoft Edge it will ask to confirm that you want to change the app and you can click "Switch Anyway":

Before you switch

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