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Enable Adobe Reader for Windows

Here's how you can enable Adobe Reader as a default application for Internet Explorer on Windows.


If you've been noticing any abnormal behavior with how your forms open up, or are formatted, it may be because your Adobe Reader is outdated. Here's how to fix it!

To make sure this process is successful, please check that you have the latest version of Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader.

To make Adobe Reader your default application for IE...

First, enter your computer's 'Control Panel':



Next, select 'Programs' and then 'Programs and Features':



If you already have Adobe Reader, check to make sure that it's the most recent version. You can do this by referencing the 'Product Version' listed when you click on the Adobe Reader program within 'Programs and Features:

To make sure that you have the latest version, reference that 'Product Version' with the most recent one listed on Adobe's website (

If you have an outdated version, go ahead and uninstall it and reinstall with the new version.

Once you have the latest version of Adobe Reader, go into the application, select 'Edit' (in the toolbar) and then select 'Preferences':

Select 'Security (Enhanced)' on the left-hand menu. Click 'Add Host' and enter and save:

Open Internet Explorer, select 'Tools' and then select 'Manage add-ons':


Go to 'Currently Loaded Add-ons' and switch to 'All Add-ons'. Check to make sure that the version number for the Adobe Reader that's listed is the newly updated one:


If you do need to update the Adobe Reader version within Internet Explorer, select the old version, click 'Disable' and then click 'Enable'. This will load in the new version of Adobe:

Once that's complete, close out of Internet Explorer completely and reopen it to refresh the Adobe version and you'll be set.

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