How to Disable or Stop Microsoft Edge from Opening PDF Files

  • Jatin 

How should I disable or stop Microsoft Edge from opening PDF files by default. Most of us know how to disable PDF viewer in Google Chrome but MS Edge with the latest Chromium browser and it does things differently. Follow below steps to avoid Edge opening PDF files.

We can achieve this in 2 methods as below:

Method 1:

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge.

Step 2: Click on 3 dots (...) from the right top corner.

Step 3: Goto Settings from the dropdown.

Step 4: Click on Site Permissions or Cookies and Site Permissions on the left side.

Step 5: Scroll down to PDF documents and Click on it.

Step 6: Toggle the switch to On for Always open PDF files externally.

Method 2: Change default settings for Apps.

Step 1: Open Settings app.

Step 2: Click on Apps and Select Default apps from the left pane.

Step 3: Scroll down and click on Choose default applications by file type.

Step 4: Scroll down and find for .pdf, .pdxml, & .pdx file types.

Step 5: Click on + Sign to change it to Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro.

If this article helped you or if you have further suggestions, please feel free to comment below. 🙂

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