[Solved] Fix: Edge Browser Not Opening PDF Files

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Windows 10 has a new browser called Edge which follows modern web standards and is much better than the dreaded Internet Explorer. Moreover, according to Microsoft, Edge gives your better battery life and best performance on laptops. Apart from using the Edge browser to open regular web pages, you can also use it to open documents like PDF files and EPUB files.

By default, Edge browser is the default PDF reader in Windows 10. For the most part, it does a good job at displaying a PDF document in the browser and eliminates the need to install yet another software to simply a PDF file.

However, on some occasions, the Edge browser may have problems with your PDF document and/or just won't open the PDF file for whatever reason.

Fix Edge Browser Not Opening PDF Files in Windows 10

In those situations, here are some things you can try to fix Edge browser not opening PDF files in Windows 10.

1. Restart Edge Browser or Your System

Obviously, the first thing you should do when something didn't work on your system is to restart it. So, close the Edge browser and re-open it. After reopening, try to open the PDF file again and see it might solve the issue.

To make sure of things, try restarting your system too. To restart Windows, right-click on the start menu and select "Shut Down or Sign Out > Restart" option.

2. Repair Edge Browser in Windows 10

If the above method didn't work, you can repair the Edge browser. Thankfully, it is very easy to repair Edge browser in Windows 10.

1. To start off, press "Win + I" to open the Settings app.

2. Here, navigate to "Apps" and then "Apps and features" appearing on the left panel.

3. Find Microsoft Edge in the right panel and click on it. Now, click on the link "Advanced Options".

4. In the Advanced Options page, click on the button "Repair" and Windows will repair the Edge browser for you.

After this, you should be able to open PDF files using the Edge browser.

3. Set Edge As Default PDF Viewer

When Edge is not opening PDF files, you can try setting it as the default PDF viewer. Just like repairing the Edge browser, it is very easy to set Edge as the default PDF viewer.

1. To start off, press "Win + I" to open the Settings app.

2. Here, navigate to "Apps" and then "Default Apps" appearing on the left panel.

3. On the right panel, scroll down and click on the link "Choose default apps by file types".

4. Now, scroll down until you find ".pdf" extension. Click on it and select "Microsoft Edge" from the list of options. This is how it looks like when you are done setting Edge as default PDF viewer.

Hope these methods help you fix Edge not opening PDF files. Do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above methods to fix Edge browser not opening PDF files.

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