Acrobat XI preferences cannot be changed to make my default program with Windows 10 update

Thanks for the reply. I tried this first before posing my question. The pop-up window no longer appears as in your screen shot above. I get a prompt to make Adobe default and when I click "yes" I get a message that says Adobe cannot be made my default! Strange!

Jean Adams

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If that didn't work you can change it through Windows 10. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on Start Menu > Settings > System > Default Apps
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Choose default Apps by file type‘
  3. Scroll down and look for .pdf on the left side, click on ‘Microsoft Edge‘ to select, once ‘Choose an app’ popup opens, select the application you want to set as default to open PDF file type, done.

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