How Do I Set Adobe PDF Files to Open in Acrobat, instead of Edge, in Windows 10?


All faculty, staff and students have the ability to change their default program for opening PDF files.

To set PDF files to open in Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro follow the steps below:


  1. Find a PDF file.
  2. Right-Click and Choose "Open with..."
  3. Select "Choose another app."
  4. Select either "Acrobat Pro" if you have it (allows editing of PDF files) or "Acrobat Reader."
  5. Check the box that says "Always use this app to open .pdf files."
  6. Select "OK."

If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC


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