Windows 10: Edge keeps making itself the default PDF viewer

Discus and support Edge keeps making itself the default PDF viewer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Edition: Windows 10 Pro Version: 1809 Installed on: 4/17/2019 OS Build: 17763.557 After going to settings and setting the default PDF viewer to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Dannfort, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Dannfort Win User

    Edge keeps making itself the default PDF viewer


    Edition: Windows 10 Pro

    Version: 1809

    Installed on: 4/17/2019

    OS Build: 17763.557


    After going to settings and setting the default PDF viewer to Adobe Reader, then the next day, Edge is back as the default with no user intervention. This has happened twice so far in two ways.

    :)
     
    Dannfort, Jun 25, 2019
    #1
  2. NS_2017 Win User

    Edge keeps replacing Adobe as default PDF viewer

    Microsoft Edge keeps reverting to the default PDF viewer and it's extremely frustrating. I believe it occurs whenever I unzip files using winzip. I know how to reset the default application but it's time consuming doing it once or twice every day and shouldn't
    be necessary.

    Why does it keep changing back to Microsoft Edge and how can I stop this?

    Can i remove Microsoft Edge completely?

    Why does Adobe not appear in the default programs list? How can I add this to the list as if it did appear the steps to change the default viewer would be quicker.
     
    NS_2017, Jun 25, 2019
    #2
  3. Edge keeps defaulting as PDF viewer

    Hi,

    There are a couple of reasons why the PDF viewer defaults to Edge on your computer. One of these is due to the settings enabled on your applications. For us to better assist you, we'd like to confirm the following details:

    • Are you having the same issue as what the original poster mentioned?
    • May we know if you already tried all the suggestions posted above by
      MVP Greg
      and Insider Ramesh?
    • How and when did the issue start?

    Your response is highly appreciated.
     
    Dhavelyn Mer, Jun 25, 2019
    #3
  4. Edge keeps making itself the default PDF viewer

    Edge keeps defaulting as PDF viewer

    This solution is not helpful - Microsoft Edge continually hijacks my computer and changes the PDF viewer default to Edge -

    It is getting a little old to constantly reset defaults - GO AWAY EDGE.
     
    Aramis7533, Jun 25, 2019
    #4
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