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Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

Has Microsoft Edge gotten you down? Is it opening PDFs and web-links against your will? What about Microsoft Mail – is it opening when Outlook should be?

This week, we’ll focus on changing these settings to more preferred applications such as Adobe Reader, Firefox and/or Chrome. Let’s get started!

NOTE: This applies to Windows 10 Home or Pro, specifically. For earlier versions of Windows, click here.

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  1. Click Start
  2. Click the Settings cog highlighted belowSetting Default Apps in Windows 10

3. Type in the word “Default” and click ‘Default app settings’ below:

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

4. Click on the application of choice and then click on the alternative of choice:

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

The above works well for Email, Maps, Music, Photos, Video and Web Browser. But what about Adobe Reader and more?

5. Below, click on one of the blue links for more options.

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

In our example, we’re going to click “Set defaults by app.”

6. Click “Manage”

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

7. Lastly, click the file type you’d like to change (PDF, in this example) and then choose the alternative. For example, we’re changing here from Google Chrome to Adobe Reader.

Setting Default Apps in Windows 10

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