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

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


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

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

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