On your Windows 10 machine you might notice that your PDFs look like this:

Desktop Icon with Edge as default PDF haldler




This indicates that Microsoft Edge is set as your default PDF handler.

You can change this. 

  1. Right click on a PDF and go to Properties. 
  2. Look at the “type of file” and “opens with” section. 
  3. Click on the Change button.
Right click and look at properties

Picture of Properties with Edge selected

  • “Adobe Acrobat DC” should appear in the list.  Click on it and click OK.

Choose Adobe Acrobat

  • Click on “Apply” and “OK”.   All the icons for PDFs should look like this now.

Desktop Icon with Acrobat as default PDF handler

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