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Set Adobe Acrobat DC as the default application for PDFs
Posted by Patricia Goodman on 10 January 2019 09:02 AM

Normally, if Adobe Acrobat DC is not your default application for opening PDFs, when you open the Adobe Acrobat DC it will prompt you to set it as the default. However, sometimes this setting doesn't stick. The following is a different approach that you can take to set Adobe Acrobat DC as the default application for PDF files. 

For a Windows computer running Windows 10: 

  1. click the Start button and go to Settings
  2. click on System
  3. click on Default Apps
  4. at the bottom, click on Choose Default Apps by File Type
  5. an alphabetical list of file types will appear.  Find ".pdf
  6. next to .pdf, you should see "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC." Click once on it to select it.
  7. in the list that appears, click on Adobe Acrobat DC
  8. close the window
  9. open Adobe Acrobat DC. It should no longer prompt you to set it as the default application for PDFs. 

 

For a computer running the Mac operating system: 

  1. right-click on a PDF file
  2. click Get Info
  3. click Open With to expand that selection
  4. click the drop-down and choose Adobe Acrobat.app
  5. click the Change All button
  6. close the window
  7. open Adobe Acrobat DC. It should no longer prompt you to set it as the default application for PDFs.

 

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