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  1. gammonGo Win User

    Why does Windows 10 keep changing my default program for opening PDF f


    Why does Windows 10 keep changing my default program for opening PDF files? It's now doing this so frequently that within moments of me setting PDF files to be opened by Adobe Reader, it's back to Edge within moments.

    Equally as infuriating, why can't I take a snip of the "Choose another app" box so I can show you that I'm setting it right?

    :)
     
    gammonGo, Feb 12, 2020
    #1
  2. Mala_S Win User

    Not able to set default opening app to Adobe PDF 8.1 on pdf files

    Hello,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community forum.

    1. Which update was installed on the computer?


    There are few reasons that can be considered as to why you are having issues with preferred default applications on the device. It can be because of an update that was installed on the computer. Kindly follow the below steps and
    make the necessary changes to resolve the issue.



    Step 1: Change default apps through control Panel.

    • Open Control Panel by typing Control Panel in Start menu and then press
      Enter key.
    • Change the Control Panel View by to Small icons. Click
      Default Programs to open Default Programs window.
    • Select the first option- Set your default programs.
    • In the left-pane, select your web browser or any other program that you want to set as your default program.
    • Once you select a program or app, you will see
      Set this program as default
      option on the right-side. Click set this program as default option to set it as default.

    Step 2: To choose default apps by File type in Settings.

    • Open Settings > Click on
      Apps
      > Select Default apps from the left pane.
    • Click on Choose default apps by file type option from the bottom of the right pane.
    • Click on Choose a default option and choose an app to always open the file type with by default.

    Additional Information: You may have to go through the article on

    Make Acrobat or Reader the default owner of PDF files on Windows 10
    .

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Mala.S

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Feb 12, 2020
    #2
  3. microsoft print to pdf files will not open after saving

    We suggest that you save the PDF files on your device and check if the issue persists. You may also want to associate the PDF files to Microsoft Edge as the default program to make sure that you have a default application that will open all of your PDF files.
    Here are the steps:

    • Search for Default Programs.
    • Go to Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
    • Select the .pdf file type and then click the Change program button on the upper right of the
      Set Associations window.
    • Choose Microsoft Edge and then click OK.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Jamille Nar, Feb 12, 2020
    #3
  4. LemP Win User

    Why does Windows 10 keep changing my default program for opening PDF f

    How to change the default program that opens PDF files (Windows 7)

    The easiest way is to install a program that opens PDF files and during the installation select the option to use that program.

    If you already have installed the program that you want to use to open PDF files, just right-click on any PDF file and select "Open with > Choose default program..." Then select your program from the list, make sure the box at the lower left is checked
    to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" and then click OK.
     
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