File Extension Database

Open PDF File

PDF file extension is most commonly associated with Adobe Portable Document Format. Files of this type are used for cross-platform document exchange. They can be viewed on PC, Mac, Linux computers as well as many other electronic devices. PDF files are also commonly used in the publishing and advertising industry.

You can open PDF files by Adobe Acrobat Reader application that can be downloaded from official Adobe website free of charge. This application is safe to use and doesn't contain any adware. There are several paid and free software packages that can view and open and edit PDF files.

Although Adobe Portable Document Format files dominate file extension PDF there is a slight chance that PDF files contain some other data. Easiest way to check is to open PDF file in notepad. It should begin with %PDF-1. followed by a number which denotes version of PDF standard used in the file. If your file looks like this then it has the right format and you should try to open PDF file in Adobe Acrobat reader.

Typical PDF application file locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe "%1"

Typical PDF mime types:

  • application/pdf

Frequently used application names to open PDF files:

  • Adobe

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • AcroExch.Document

How Can I Open PDF File on Windows

How Can I Open PDF File on Mac OS

How Can I Open PDF File on Android

If you downloaded a PDF file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open PDF File on iPhone or iPad

To open PDF File on iOS device follow steps below:

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