Knowledgebase: Windows 10
How to make Acrobat DC the default PDF file viewer/editor on Windows 10
Posted by Matthew Reynolds on 05 February 2018 01:02 PM

NOTE: by default, Microsoft Edge is the default PDF viewer on Windows 10

See below to learn how to change the default PDF viewer/editor to Adobe Acrobat.

Watch a short video tutorial below on how to set Acrobat as the default PDF owner on Windows. Alternatively, you can follow the steps listed below the video to do the same.

NOTE: The video and the instructions below shows Acrobat Reader being chosen as the default, but the process is the same for Adobe Acrobat.

If video does not load, click here: Make Acrobat or Reader the default owner of PDF files on Windows 10


    Right-click the thumbnail of a PDF file, and then click Properties.


    In the file's Properties dialog box, click Change.


    Choose Adobe Acrobat (DO NOT choose Adobe Acrobat Reader like the image above shows), and then click OK.


    In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
    Click OK in the Properties dialog box

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