SOP – Win10 – Set PDF Reader

Welcome to a new post type – The SOP. SOP stands for standard operating procedure and is the basis for all things replicable.

What is a SOP.

From Wikipedia:

A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of step-by-step instructions compiled by an organization to help workers carry out routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality output, and uniformity of performance while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with industry regulations.

Each step of a SOP should be a discrete step, with a description of the action, and the actual action, (text or image). Thusly leaving little confusion in the procedure.

There is a standard format for the production and delivery of SOPs, I am attempting to recreate that in this missive. (Comments and suggestions are welcome as to readability and usability.)

About this SOP.

In this missive, I will be covering how to set the Windows 10 default program for opening a .pdf file.

It seems that with every update to Windows 10, Office, Outlook, or reboot, I find that .pdf’s in my mailbox get opened with the Edge browser. I use Adobe for .pdf’s. This is an annoyance.

SOP – TechHell – Win10 – Set PDF Reader

Reference Documents
Related SOPs
Set the default program to open a .pdf file in Windows 10.
1Open an email with attached .pdf
2Select the attachment and right-click
3Select Save As
4Select a Location to save.
Note filename.
Select save.
5Locate and right-click on the saved file
Select Properties
6In the properties box, select Change
7In the pop-up, select the desired reader
Select Ok
8Note that the reader has changed in the properties panel.
Select Apply.
9Test by clicking on the saved .pdf
Note that it now opens in Acrobat Reader