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PDFs associated to Edge instead of Acrobat Reader


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#1 wcchss6

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

I work at a community college where we have always set Acrobat Reader as the default app for PDFs.  Since Microsoft Edge was introduced, it seems to hijack the file association on a very regular basis.  Anybody have a permanent solution?  Group policy?  Registry setting?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

Use the steps here.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/237512/how-to-change-the-default-pdf-reader-in-windows-10/



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:18 AM

Thanks John, but that is a very temporary solution that we have already tried.  It may work for a few hours/days, but the association reverts to Edge again.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:26 AM

Yeah, that's Windows 10. I personally do not use it but I am assuming you did not see this blog post. Hopefully it works for you. Be careful when editing the registry.

 

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/edge-hijack-pdf-htm-associations/


Edited by JohnC_21, 25 April 2017 - 08:26 AM.





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