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Changing Default Application for PDF Files

Article Purpose

This article will provide directions for easily changing what application is used to open PDF files on computers running Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or OS X.

Steps to Resolution

Windows 7 - Adobe Reader

Select a PDF file and right-click on the file, select Open with and then select Choose default program.

Screenshot of context menu when user right-clicks on a PDF file. Images highlights the 'Open with' and then 'Choose default program...'

  • Select Adobe Reader and verify that Always use the selected program to open this kind of file has been checked, then click the Ok button.
    SetDefaultApp_Windows7_Step02.jpg

Windows 8 / 8.1 - Adobe Reader

  1. Select a PDF file and right-click on the file, select Open with and then select Choose default program.
    SetDefaultApp_Windows8_Step01.jpg
  2. Verify that Use this app for all .pdf files has been checked, then select Adobe Reader.
    SetDefaultApp_Windows8_Step02.jpg

OS X - Adobe Reader

  1. Select a PDF file and right-click on the file, select Get Info.
    SetDefaultApp_OSX_Step01.jpg

  2. Under the section Open with the current default application for opening PDF's is listed.
    SetDefaultApp_OSX_Step02.jpg

  3. Click the application listed to display a drop-down menu displaying additional applications. Select Adobe Reader.
    SetDefaultApp_OSX_Step03.jpg

  4. Back in the Info window click the Change All... button so that all PDF files will be opend by Adobe Reader.
    SetDefaultApp_OSX_Step04.jpg

  5. You will see a confirmation dialog box asking to confirm you'd like to change your settings. Click Continue.
    Click continue to change default apps