How do I change my download default settings

March 29, 2011 at 10:31:24
Specs: Windows XP

I have not been able to open any downloads that are in a pdf format, so I was given options and I selected notepad, which did not open it in a form that I could use, so I googled how to open pdf downloads and was able to downloaded a pdf reader which will open my pdf downloads, but when I have a download to open it automaticly opens with notepad as it's default opener, which brings me to my original question, 'how do I change my download default settings?

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#1
March 29, 2011 at 15:15:27

Go to the directory where the PDF file is located.
Highlight, the PDF file, do not double click it, just select it.
Right Click with your mouse and select Properties from the window.
At the Top of the Properties window you should see Open With and it will probably say Notepad.
Select the Change button and in the Open With window select Adobe Reader or which ever PDF reader you choose.

MIKE

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#2
March 30, 2011 at 04:44:39

Open With should be on the right-click menu. You shouldn't have to click on the Properties to get there. :)

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