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Windows 10: How to Change the Default PDF Reader

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Microsoft Edge is a great feature that tech giant Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10 brings its users all over the world. It is the default browser and the default PDF reader in the final version of Windows 10 as well. It means that you don;t have to install a third-party app or any reader to view PDF files.
However, if you don’t like Edge and prefer a feature-rich application as the default PDF reader, following are two methods that can help you change the default PDF Reader in Windows 10. Let’s check out now!
Method 1: Use Open With in File Explorer
Step 1: Go to File Explorer and navigate to a folder that contains any PDF file. Right-click on a PDF file and choose Open with from the context menu that appears.
Step 2: Click Choose another app to open to open How do you want to open this file?

You can use Open With in File Explorer to change the default PDF Reader in Windows 10 easily.

Step 3: You can choose one from the listed apps or click More apps, choose an app or scroll down to see Look for another app in this PC link. Click this link to browse the program that you want to set as the default PDF reader.
Note: You should check the box labelled Always use this app to open .pdf files before selecting a program.
Step 4: Select the program and press Open button to set it as the default PDF reader in Windows 10.
Method 2: Use Default Programs in Control Panel
Step 1: Open Control Panel, change View by to Small icons and choose Default Programs. Or you can type default programs in the Start menu search box and hit Enter to open the desktop version of Default Programs.
Step 2: Scroll down the list and click on .PDF entry
Step 3: Press the Change program button to open How do you want to open this file?

Another way to change the default PDF Reader in Windows 10 is using Default Programs in Control Panel.

Step 4: You can choose one from the listed apps or click More apps, choose an app or scroll down to see Look for another app in this PC link. Click this link to browse the program that you want to set as the default PDF reader.
Step 5: Select the program and press Open button to set it as the default PDF reader in Windows 10.
That’s it!