All modern browsers have built-in support for opening PDF files. One of the contemporary browsers, Google Chrome, also has that feature. However, if you don’t need to open a PDF file by Google Chrome or the default browser, then open PDF files using Chrome, but it is not happening; in such case, this risewindows article will guide you.
You can authorize or stop Google Chrome from opening PDF files externally on Windows 11 or 10 by changing the Registry. That means you can bypass Google Chrome and open PDF files using third-party programs or vice-versa.
How to Allow or Block Google Chrome from Opening PDF Files Externally?
The following steps are used to allow or block Google Chrome from opening PDF files externally using Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Right-click on the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Right-click on the
Step 6. Name this newly created key
Step 7. Right-click on the
Step 8. Rename the newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 9. Double-click on the
- 0: Block PDF opening in Chrome Browser.
- 1: Allow PDF opening in Chrome Browser.
Step 10. Pick OK.
Step 11. After that, reboot your computer to apply the changes.
If you complete the above steps, you can open PDF files in Google Chrome or a third-party application in Windows 11 or 10.
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