Wednesday, 16 May 2012

How To Set Google Chrome As Default PDF Viewer In Windows

We all use Adobe Reader to open PDF files in our system. In case we do not have Adobe reader install in the system, most of us do not know what to do. But there is one more way by which we can read PDF files without need of Adobe Reader. Google Chrome web browser is a nice option to open and read PDF files. You can also set it as a default PDF viewer in windows system. Default PDF viewer means, all PDF files will open on the Chrome on double click. If you use Google Chrome for PDFs, you have one software less in your system. So this is a nice move.

Follow these steps to set Google Chrome as default PDF viewer

For windows 7 and Vists 
  • Click on Windows Button and then type “Associations” in the Run command box. You will see some Programs above listed. Choose the program that says “Change the file type associated with the file type extension”.
  • Now you will see a new window with all the file types and it’s associated programs to run it.
  • Search for PDF file type and double-click on it.
  • Choose Google Chrome from the list. If it is not listed, browse the path of Google Chrome.
  • Select it and click on OK to confirm the choice.

For windows XP
  • Click on Start Button and then move to My Computer.
  • Click on Tools menu and then select Folder Options.
  • Under File Types from tab, search and select PDF files.
  • Click on Change and select Google Chrome. If it is not listed there browse to Google Chrome.
  • Now Google Chrome is the default PDF file viewer in Windows XP too.

 You can also set Google Chrome as default PDF viewer by an alternate way. Right click on any PDF file and then select open with. Here select Google Chrome and then select always use selected program to open these kind of files. And then click on ok. PDF will open in Google Chrome. And after this every time you open a PDF, it will open in Google Chrome.


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