Windows 10: Prevent Windows from Changing Default PDF App

Discus and support Prevent Windows from Changing Default PDF App in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm using Nitro pro as my default pdf reader, editor. Win 10 keeps changing it every time to MS Edge. How can I stop this behaviour?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by aredev, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. aredev Win User

    Prevent Windows from Changing Default PDF App


    I'm using Nitro pro as my default pdf reader, editor. Win 10 keeps changing it every time to MS Edge. How can I stop this behaviour?

    :)
     
    aredev, Mar 2, 2021
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  2. w1ksz Win User

    PDF Default App Keeps Getting Changed

    I complained about this a while ago and followed the suggestion of another ListMember. Well, like the Borg, Windows
    has adapted.

    I prefer Adobe for my pdf reader, but as many times as I change the default to Adobe, Windows keeps changing it
    back to Edge (lousy pdf reader).

    How can I put a stake into this thing and keep the deafault app I want.

    Thanks,

    Richard S.
     
    w1ksz, Mar 2, 2021
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  3. MamaWolf Win User
    Can't Change Default App For PDF

    I have tried everything I found online about this & Windows still will not let me change the default app for opening pdf files. I want to use Libre Office Draw but it is not on the list of options. They want me to choose an app from the Windows store. It does not give me an option to choose from my PC.
     
    MamaWolf, Mar 2, 2021
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Prevent Windows from Changing Default PDF App

    Unable to change default app by protocol or filetype.

    Hi, I don't have Acrobat installed. With Sumatra as my default pdf reader, that hyperlink to a pdf docoument opens in.. yes.. Sumatra. Changing to Edge:

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    the hyperlink opens in... yes.. Edge.

    If, as seems the case, Bluebeam is correctly associated with pdf files, I can't say why the hyperlink fails. Your guess about the protocol may be right- I don't know. If you could make any change to that to test that theory, as you suggest, that would help.

    If you wish to view the relevant registry key, a convenient way to get there is via free Filetypesman - a rt click option.

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    dalchina, Mar 2, 2021
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