Windows 10: How do I PERMANENTLY stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program

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  1. us331242 Win User

    How do I PERMANENTLY stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program


    If you are going to reply with the standard Microsoft BS of go to file associations and remove MS Edge and put your preferred app than you can STOP because that is NOT the permanent solution!!! ever since Windows 10 came out MS Edge Hijacks the Open of PDF files. You can go in on a weekly or sometimes daily bases and re-associate it back to the Full Acrobat Pro but Edge just comes back and takes it over again and again and again for the last 8 YEARS!!!! THIS IS SUCH A PITA!!! Microsoft Leave my settings alone!!! is there a way I can DENY edge access to OPEN ANYTHING? I NEVER WANT it to O

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    us331242, May 23, 2022
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  2. How do I stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program

    Good day!

    How do I stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program (Adobe Reader/Acrobat)? Microsoft Edge keeps resetting itself as the default application for viewing PDF files. Even after setting Adobe reader as the default program, opening a PDF file
    directly from a zipped folder will revert the default PDF handler back to Edge.

    Moved from: Microsoft Edge / PDF, EPUB, and reading / Windows 10
     
    Normal User 18, May 23, 2022
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  3. GTnNC Win User
    How do I stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program

    Hello, I am on this thread because indeed Edge "hijacks" the default pdf association — i.e., when I set the association to open a pdf with a specific program at some point in time thereafter Edge will become the default without my intervention. Then,
    I will go back and make my chosen program the default and eventually Edge will hijack the association again to become the default. This is very annoying and needs to be fixed.
     
    GTnNC, May 23, 2022
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  4. FlashDRW Win User

    How do I PERMANENTLY stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program

    How do I stop Microsoft Edge from hijacking my default PDF program

    I have the same problem, this simple solution has been pushed for years and it does not work, Edge still hijacks the default. I save multiple word files to PDF and need to manage them in Acrobat. Very frustrating. I just paid $169 to update my W10 to Pro
    on a brand new Lenovo, just to get GPEDIT the 'proper' way, and am still unable to prevent this from occurring.

    There must be a solution. I do not use Edge and will refuse to use it as long as it continues to do this.
     
    FlashDRW, May 23, 2022
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