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PDF File Type Becomes Associated with Chrome File Type

A new issue regarding PDF documents has been identified. In some instances, Chrome running on Windows 10 will associate all PDF file types with Chrome. You may notice this if a PDF file which normally has a PDF symbol either next to or above it, is suddenly replaced with the Chrome symbol.

To fix this:

  • Right click on a PDF file
  • Click “Open With”
  • Click “Choose Another App”
  • Click “Adobe Acrobat
  • Click “Always use this app…”
  • Click Ok

The PDF symbol looks similar to this:

The Chrome symbol looks like this: