Stop Microsoft Edge from opening PDF

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The default application for opening PDF files in Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge regardless if you install Adobe Reader or not. If you would like to set Windows 10 to open PDF files in Adobe Reader instead then confirm you have Adobe Reader installed. You can get it from this link if you don’t have it yet. Then Right-tap a PDF file saved in your computer and go to Properties and then on the Open with option. Tap on Change:

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From the list option, choose Adobe Reader:

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Tap on Apply then OK. That makes all your PDF files on your computer open with Adobe Reader.

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By default, if that doesn’t make all your PDF files open with Adobe Reader, then try this. Tap on your Start Menu and then go to Settings-> System-> Default apps. Tap on the Choose default apps by file type link:

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Find the PDF file type in the long list of apps that shows up. Then tap on the Microsoft Edge icon. Choose Adobe Reader as the default PDF application.

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By default, that makes Adobe Reader open PDF files for sure.

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