How to Change Default PDF Viewer on Your Windows?

You can make PDF Reader Pro your default PDF viewer and open PDF file more quickly. There are two ways to change the default PDF viewer in Windows. The first is through File Explorer and the second is by using the control panel. Follow the method below to change your default PDF viewer:


File Explorer Method

Step 1: Right-click on the PDF file you want to open. Click “Open with” -> “Choose another app”;

Step 2: A pop-up window will ask you to select the software you want to use to open your PDF file. Select PDF Reader Pro and if you want to always use it to open your next PDF file, then tick “Always use this app” and click “OK”.


Control Panel Method

Step 1: Open the control panel on your computer and click “Default Programs”. Continue by accessing the “Associate a file type or protocol with a program” setting. This process will take some time for your computer to load all the file formats you have;

Step 2: Look for the .pdf entry. Highlight the row and click the "Change program..." button in the top right. A window will appear asking you to select your preferred default PDF viewer;

Step 3: Confirm Your Settings. If you can't find the PDF viewer you want, you can click the “Other apps” link. If you still can't find it, scroll down and click “Search for other apps on this PC”. Once you find the software you want, click “Open” and it will automatically set that software as the default PDF viewer on your computer.


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