Changing the default PDF reader in Windows 10


Change the default PDF reader in Windows 10 to Adobe Acrobat Pro.


Windows 10 laptop or desktop


  1. Open File Explorer (manila folder) on the taskbar.
  2. Select the file and Right-click on file and choose “Open with > Choose another app.”
  3. A pop-up will appear that will let you choose Adobe Acrobat Pro for just one time. Or, you can also select the “Always use this app” to make it permanent.
  4. Click OK.

Instructional Video

Additional notes

Adobe Acrobat Pro needs to be installed on the computer for it to be an option.

If the default app is not listed in this window, then you can select a different program located in your PC. Click “More apps”, select an app or scroll down to see “Look for another app in this PC” link. Click this link to browse to the program that you want to set as the default PDF reader, and choose the “Open” button to set it as the default.


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