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How do I change the default program to open PDFs?

May 6, 2012 3:11 PM

I would like Adobe Acrobat 9 to open my PDFs as a default program. When I followed the Adobe prompt to update (pop up), it changed the default to Adobe Reader 10.

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    May 6, 2012 8:44 PM   in reply to Crazy Izzy

    Most likely the update to Reader 10 uninstalled Reader 9.  You cannot normally have multiple Reader versions installed on the same system.

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    May 7, 2012 1:31 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    He's talking about Acrobat 9, not Reader.

    Those two versions can co-exist, but it's not a recommended situation. Only Acrobat X and Reader X can officially co-exist without issues.

    With any other combination, you might run into problems, like the one described above.

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    May 7, 2012 10:08 AM   in reply to Crazy Izzy



    In Adobe Reader x, go to edit-preferences->General. Click "Select default  PDF handler" and select Acrobat 9 from there.

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