Microsoft Edge Won’t Open PDF Files? Here’s How to Fix It

Microsoft Edge, the latest web browser of Microsoft, also acts as the default PDF reader in Windows 10 devices. So what do you do when Edge fails to open PDF files? Luckily, you have come to the right place. Read on and apply the solutions mentioned below to fix the issue.

Microsoft Edge Won’t Open PDF Files Here’s How to Fix It

Reset Microsoft Edge as Default PDF Viewer

You should follow these directions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and I keys to open the Windows Settings.
  2. After that, select the Apps option.
  3. Choose the Default apps option.
  4. You should click the ‘Choose default apps by file type’ link.
  5. Then move down until you locate the ‘PDF’ entry.
  6. Choose Edge.
  7. Afterwards, choose any PDF viewer on the list and change it to default PDF viewer temporarily.
  8. Later, reset Edge as the standard viewer and close the Settings.
  9. To perform the modifications, it advisable to restart the system.

Fix MS Edge Issues

You should follow the directions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and I buttons to open the Settings screen.
  2. After that, choose the Apps option and launch the section of ‘Apps & Features.’
  3. Then find and choose the entry of Microsoft Edge.
  4. You should locate the link of Advanced options and launch the screen of ‘Storage usage and app reset.’
  5. You can view the options of ‘Repair’ and ‘Reset.’
  6. Select the Repair button.
  7. To verify the option, click on Repair and close the Settings.
  8. Now, reboot MS Edge and check whether the issue has been fixed.

Remove the Cache in MS Edge

You should follow the directions given below:

  1. You have to invoke the browser on your system.
  2. After that, select the ‘Settings and more’ option.
  3. Then locate the Settings option to move to ‘Privacy and services.’
  4. You should select the ‘Choose what to clear’ option.
  5. Now, click on the ‘Cached images and files’ then choose the ‘Clear now’ option.

Turn off the Protected Mode at Startup

You should follow these instructions given below:

  1. You should launch the Adobe Reader on your system.
  2. After that, select the Edit option.
  3. Then move down to the menu of Edit until you reach the Preferences option and select it.
  4. You will see a new screen on your system with several categories.
  5. Later, choose the ‘Security enhances’ option by selecting it.
  6. Beneath the option of ‘Sandbox protections’, turn off the ‘Protected mode at startup’ by unmarking the box.

In case you do not want to use MS Edge for reading PDF files, then you can change the default PDF viewer settings.

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