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How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

    How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?

    Thanks for any tips!

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:18 PM

Answers

  • Found it -

    Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 


    • Marked as answer by QuickLaunch Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:39 PM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:39 PM

All replies

  • Found it -

    Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 


    • Marked as answer by QuickLaunch Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:39 PM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:39 PM
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    Thursday, February 18, 2016 1:22 AM