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curious issue - opening pdf files in My Files / Downloads brings up the printer

(Topic created on: 20-06-2023 07:22 PM)
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davehorne
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If I go to open a pdf file in My Files, a printer app opens.  I'm forced, every time, to go back, long press on the file in question, click on those three dots(More), Open with ... and go from there.  A bit tedious.

I've looked in Settings / Apps / Choose default apps ... to see if I could solve this issue there, but I'm stuck. 

Is there a way to make, say, Samsung Notes (PDF reader) the default program when first opening a pdf file?  

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AndrewL
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@davehorne: If you open Samsung Notes, and hit the 'PDF+' icon in the top right, then this will direct you to the relevant storage location in My Files, and you can open the files in Samsung Notes in this manner. 

If you prefer to open the PDF files in My Files, then you may wish to head to Settings > Apps > Tap the 3 dots in the top right > Reset app preferences, however this will affect all default apps until you re-assign them. In this instance, head back to My Files, open a PDF file, then choose the default app via the options that appear at the bottom of the screen.

EDIT: I noticed a post from another user that had a great suggestion, however the post appears to have been deleted. In My Files, long press on a PDF file > Tap 'More' in the bottom right corner > Open with > Samsung Notes > Always. 

davehorne
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Andrew, thank you!  Your suggestion worked.  (Now I feel dumb for not figuring this out for myself.  :smiling-face: ) 

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