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How to set up Adobe Acrobat DC your default PDF viewer using Microsoft Edge

Using Microsoft Windows, it may happen that your PDF files are not opened by Adobe Acrobat DC.

That is because Windows 10 uses by default Microsoft Edge for opening PDF files, and you have to manually change the settings.

How to make Acrobat Acrobat DC your default PDF program in 4 steps:

1. Right-click on a PDF file and then click on "Properties"


2. Click on the "Change…" button


3. Choose ‘Adobe Acrobat DC’ and click "OK". Choose this option even if you have both Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC

4. You will now see the Properties dialog box: click on the "OK" button

From this moment, PDF files open in Acrobat DC.

Useful links

Knowledge base: How to install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Personal Devices

Knowledge base: How to install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on University devices

Adobe article: Set Acrobat Reader or Acrobat your default PDF program on Windows 10

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