How do I make a Program the Default Program?

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  1. fh2level macrumors regular

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    How do I make Adobe Reader the default application to open ALL .pdf files instead of Preview? Besides doing it one by one when open the file?
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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Click on a .pdf file. Choose "Get Info" from the File menu or hit command-I.

    Under the "Open With" section, choose Acrobat Reader, then click the "Change all..." button and confirm.
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    CTRL-click on a pdf file, choose 'Open with', scroll to Adobe Reader and select, then check the 'Always open with' checkbox, click 'OK' and you're done.
     
  4. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have done that but it only changes it for that file...the next PDF file I have to do it again or it will open in Preview. And I have a lot of PDF files that is a pain in the butt to have to do that to every single file.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    The first answer was better. There is no 'Always open with' option in the context-sensitive menu for 'Open With'.
     
  6. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    You have to scroll to "open with" then go to "other" then choose "Reader" and select "always open with" in that menu but that only does that for the single file the default reader for .pdf is still Preview and I don't know how to change that to Adobe Reader
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    See WildCowboy's solution. That'll do it!
     
  8. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks WildCowboy exactly what I was looking for
     

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