4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2017 6:23 AM by Test Screen Name

    Default program

    rahuljoshi Level 1



      In my computer I have installed adobe acrobat 7.0 and Adobe reader DC to work on PDF files. But my query is that I want Adobe acrobat as my default program to open a pdf file, but it is not changing. I tried to set default from Control Panel-->Default Programs, but then also it is opening in adobe reader DC.


      Please guide how to make adobe acrobat 7 as my default program to open PDF.


      I am running windows 10, 64 bit OS.



        • 1. Re: Default program
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Acrobat 7 is extremely old, not compatible with Windows 10 or Reader DC.

          You should expect a lot of issues with it.


          On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM, rahuljoshi <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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          • 2. Re: Default program
            rahuljoshi Level 1



            But there must be some fix for this.




            • 3. Re: Default program
              jane-e Adobe Community Professional

              If it can be done, you do it within your operating system by right-clicking a pdf file and (in Windows) the command is Open With (I think--I am on Mac). Make sure you change it for all files.


              If that fails and you are able to run Acrobat 7, you will need to open the program and then choose File > Open to open files.


              As try67 said, Acrobat 7 is very old. It was released in 2005. There are five newer versions, and Adobe just stopped support for Acrobat XI after 5 years. Older versions have security issues, so be aware of that.

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              • 4. Re: Default program
                Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                Why "must" there be a fix? If you subscribe to Acrobat DC, this may work better, but even then, if you have Reader and Acrobat it is mainly luck which one opens files. If you have multiple apps that handle a file type, just give up double clicking and use the traditional ways.

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