Adobe Acrobat: Set Default PDF Reader on Windows
Posted by Shannon Mattila on 05 October 2020 10:01 AM
Set Adobe Acrobat as default program to open .PDF files on Windows Operating System

Section 1: Windows 7 Operating System
Section 2: Windows 10 Operating System

Set Default PDF Reader on Windows 7

1. Navigate to Start Menu > Default Programs

2. Click on Adobe Acrobat to highlight it, then select Choose Defaults For This Program
**Note: It may take a moment to load**

3. Make sure .pdf is selected from the list, then click Save

4. Click OK or close the window.

Set Default PDF Reader on Windows 10

1. Follow the menu path Start Menu > Settings

2. Select Apps from the menu

3. Select Default apps from the left navigation pane. Then scroll down and click the link labeled Choose default apps by file type.

4. Once the file list loads, scroll down to .pdf file type, then select the program listed to the right-side of it. This will pull up a menu of apps. Choose your Adobe Acrobat program from the list.

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