If your system is showing something other than Photoshop, or an older version of Photoshop, just choose Always use this app to open.psd files from the bottom of the dialog box, then select your latest version of Photoshop from the list and click OK: Photoshop should already be set as the default app for opening PSD files. With the PDF document open in Acrobat, click Document Properties on the File menu. By default, PDF files opened from a web page display inside the browser window with a limited toolbar: The default behavior does not suit the needs of all legal users. Some eFiling sites require running in the browser, but other applications require opening the PDF directly in Acrobat. Step 2: In the dialog titled ‘How do you want to open this file’, choose one program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF file, and tick the checkbox next to 'Always use this app to open.pdf files' to set the selected program as the default PDF viewer, and then click OK.
Microsoft Edge is the default program for opening PDF files on Windows 10. In four easy steps, you can make Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC your default PDF program.
How to make Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC your default PDF program
Watch a short video tutorial below on how to set Acrobat Reader DC as the default program for opening PDF files on Windows. Alternatively, follow the steps below the video to do the same.
Steps to make Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC your default PDF program:
Right-click the thumbnail of a PDF file, and then choose Properties.
In the file's Properties dialog box, click Change.
If your computer settings are managed by a system administrator, you may not see the Change button. Sign in using an administrator account or contact your administrator to get the button enabled.
If you have Acrobat DC or both Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat DC and click OK.
If you have only Acrobat Reader DC, choose Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and click OK.
Now, the PDF files open in Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC.
Microsoft Edge is the default program for opening PDF files on Windows 10. You can change the default program for PDF files to open it in a program that’s more suitable and feature-rich, such as Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing, signing, and annotating PDFs. It's the only PDF viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content – including forms and multimedia.
Adobe Acrobat DC software is the complete PDF solution for working anywhere with your most important documents. It provides simple and consistent user experience across desktop, web, and mobile-including touch-enabled devices.
Follow the links below to get Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC:
Always Open With Adobe Pro
You need either Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC. If you have both, Adobe recommends making Acrobat DC the default program for opening PDF files.
Always Open With Adobe Acrobat
You can choose your installed version of Reader or Acrobat as the default program for opening PDF files. Adobe recommends upgrading previous versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat to the latest version - Acrobat Reader DC Acrobat DC.
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These steps will show how to change which program will open a PDF when you double-click to open.
This is useful if you have two different PDF programs – for example Acrobat Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
You will need administrator access on the computer to make this change.
How to change PDF Handler in Windows 10
- Click on the Windows start button and search for ‘Default app settings’
- Click on it when it appears in the list
- At the bottom of the window – click on the ‘Choose default apps by file type’ link
- Scroll down until you see .pdf
- Next to .pdf click on the application
- Choose the new application for opening PDF files
- You can now close the Settings window
- PDFs will now open in the new application by default
What if I’m not using Windows 10?
For previous versions of Windows (e.g. Windows 7):
Always Open With Adobe Acrobat Dc
- Open Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat
- Click on the ‘Edit’ menu then ‘Preferences’
- Click on ‘General’ on the side bar
- Click on the button ‘Select Default PDF Handler’.
- Click on the drop down box and select ‘Adobe Reader …’
- Click on ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’
- PDF files will now open in Internet Explorer, using Adobe Reader.