How to open PDF's with Adobe instead of MS Edge

Chris Graziano 6 Reputation points

I am trying to have PDF's open with adobe instead of edge. I understand you can right click and always open with. I would like this to be the default for my entire company. I have the group policy for Always open PDF file externally enabled but when adobe is my default reader it prompts me to download the pdf when clicking on a link. I am using the latest version of MS Edge and even after applying the group policy I still have to download the PDF to open it with adobe.

I have attached an image of what i see when clicking on a link.


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  1. ShiJieLi-MSFT 8,026 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Chris Graziano ,

    The Always open PDF file externally policy will offer to download the PDF file for your external PDF reader, in order to make sure your PDF reader is able to locate the file. However, you can get rid of this download prompt by right-clicking on the file and selecting Always open with system viewer. So, next time you try to open the PDF file on any website, your default PDF reader will pop up and render the PDF file.
    PS: Even if you've selected Always open with system viewer, Edge still downloads the file but automatically opens it in your default PDF reader.


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  2. Suraj Ghimire 1 Reputation point

    You can simply do is save it anywhere. Right-click on the file you saved. Choose the option open-as then click the option you desire.

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