Microsoft Edge is not just the default Windows 10 web browser but the default PDF reader as well. This is obviously a good thing since we can actually access PDF files without downloading third party applications, but it’s more of a simple PDF reader. Whether you want to have a feature rich program in place of Edge as the default PDF reader then you have more than enough choices to choose from. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to change the Default PDF Reader in Windows 10.

Change the Default PDF Reader in Windows 10

To change the Default PDF Reader in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Open File Explorer. Locate a PDF file as the following image is showing.

Right click on the selected PDF file. A menu will open, choose the Open with -> Choose another app option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Choose another app option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the application which you want to set default e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Check the checkbox named Always use this app to open .pdf files and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now every time you will open the PDF file, it will be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to alter the Default PDF Reader in Windows 10.

How to Change the Default PDF Reader in Windows 10

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