All modern browsers, including Google Chrome, have built-in support for opening PDF files. However, if you don’t prefer to open a PDF file using Google Chrome or by default, you want to open PDF files using Chrom, but it is not happening; in such case, this gearupwindows article will guide you.
You can allow or block Google Chrome from opening PDF files externally in Windows 11 or 10 by tweaking 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?
To authorize or stop Google Chrome from opening PDF files externally using Registry Editor, do the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Next, right-click on the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Now, right-click on the
Step 6. Name this newly created key as
Step 7. Now, right-click on the
Step 8. Rename the newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 9. After that, double-click on the
- 0: Block PDF opening in Chrome Browser.
- 1: Allow PDF opening in Chrome Browser.
Step 10. Click
Step 11. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.
Once you complete the above steps, you will be able to open PDF files in Google Chrome or a third-party application in Windows 11 or 10.