Windows 10: How do I change the default program to open the PDF file extension?

This Article concerns features available in the following applications: PDF Pro; PDF Creator; PDF Reader; PDF Writer; PDF Editor


When double-clicking on a PDF document, you might want to automatically open it using our application. In the more recent versions of Windows, the software is no longer allowed to change the default program for opening file extensions, and it is therefore up to the user to do this manually within the Windows settings.


In Windows 10, in order to set our software as the default program for opening PDF files:


Step 1: Open Windows Settings and click on “Apps”

Step 2: On the left-hand side of the window, click on “Default apps”:

Step 3: scroll to the bottom of the window and click on the link “choose default apps by file type”

Step 4: click on the “Choose a default” and select [PDF APP] from the drop-down list.


That’s it!


If you have any questions, or if this did not work for you, please do not hesitate to contact customer support, we typically respond within 24 hours.

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