Making Adobe Reader your PDF viewer


  1. Click the Windows Start button | Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the right column and click on Choose default apps by file type.

  4. Locate the file type you need to set a default app for (PDF for this example).  To the right of this file type is the program that is currently set as default, or a box with a "+" sign in it that says Choose a default.  Click on the program name or "+" box to assign a default app.

  5. When the Choose an app dialog box opens, click on the app you want to use (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, in this example) as the default.  If no app is shown, click on Look for an app in the Store.  This will open the Windows Store and you can then search by file type for a program.

  6. Test opening one of these files to make sure it uses the app you selected.


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