Changing the default PDF Reader

Windows 10 uses the Edge browser to open PDF documents by default. Most users will prefer to use Adobe Reader Acrobat DC, which is a standard app on all District computers. Acrobat Reader has been set as the default, but if this gets changed for some reason you can easily change it back.

To change the default PDF viewer to Acrobat Reader DC follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on any PDF file on your computer.
  2. Click Properties at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Click the Change… button beside Opens with: Microsoft Edge
  4. Double click Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, or click OK
  5. Click OK to close the window

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC will now open all PDF files by default.



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