Windows Update my pdf viewer, but you can always install it any time by visiting the Windows Store. This brings us another interesting situation: Edge has joined the Web PDF Viewers list with Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Vivaldi. How to make Adobe Reader as Default PDF Handler in Windows?
Choose an app’ popup opens, select the PDF application you want to set as default, done. Will you use Edge as a default PDF Viewer with other desktop PDF programs installed on your computer? Have you faced any difficulty in doing this? Note: We suggest you make sure you only install and use one Desktop PDF Reader, installing multiple PDF programs may change PDF PDF opening application and the instructions above may not work. Another method, this one is working way better.
I’ve tested by setting Adobe Acrobat Reader DC as default, Edge hasn’t taken over it in the anniversary update. These instructions are wrong for making Adobe Acrobat the default in Windows 10. Always use this app to open . However, when you close the file and try re-opening it by double-clicking the file, it opens with Adobe Reader.
The instuctions are working fine for us. For your comment, I’ve installed Acrobat Reader, to my surprise it has been already set as default, I’ve tried to change the default to Edge usign the instructions above and tried to set Adobe again as default, it worked. I can say you need to do the setting up default reader process only once unless you switch the defaults between the apps. Make sure you correctly copy the backticks between the parentheses. This command is tailored to work for all current Edge Versions. Changing the settings IN Acrobat, of course! Thanks for this, it works fine when I run it from the command prompt.
How can I use it on a batch file? Thank you Mike for command prompt solution! Now all my PDFs open in Acrobat X automatically. I should have thought of it sooner but glad you did when I hadn’t! I have been having the same issue and should have thought of this sooner. Now it works, since i uninstalled Reader. Sad that it has to come to this, though.