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Cannot set a PDF default program

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Cannot set a PDF default program


    Hi,

    I cannot setup a program to open up PDF files on default.
    EXPLORER all ways ask me to choose between 3 options:
    1. Nitro Pro 9
    2. Reader (MS app)
    3. Word (Desktop)


    I want it to be set on Reader.
    I've tried to file properties menu and , default programs menu (both with admin rights) to no avail.

    THNX
    Roey

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roey,

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed .pdf option in the tutorial below to restore the Reader app as the default program.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Roey,

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed .pdf option in the tutorial below to restore the Reader app as the default program.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
    Perfect !
    THNX
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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