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Windows 7: IE8 is not an option when choosing a default program for a .tif file

15 Dec 2010   #1
maltobella

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
IE8 is not an option when choosing a default program for a .tif file

I'm trying to make IE8 the default program for opening tif files. When I go through the manual procress, it's not an option. I navigate to iexplorer.exe and select it but it still doesn't "take." My tif files continue to open in Picture Viewer which I don't want. I've also tried to right click and choose open with and have the same issue. Anyone else seeing this??


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15 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

IE cannot open .tiff because those are picture files. You can, however, open .gif files with the IE.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
maltobella

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

But I have other computers that do it. We use alternatiff plugin and it's been working on most computers except these three. Thank you for your quick response, though!
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15 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No idea what this plug-in is. But why on earth do you want to use IE to display a picture file. There are a thousand better ways.
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15 Dec 2010   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

irfanview displays just about anything
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16 Dec 2010   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maltobella View Post
But I have other computers that do it. We use alternatiff plugin and it's been working on most computers except these three. Thank you for your quick response, though!
I can verify that on my Vista/IE8 setup tiff files go to "Windows Photo Gallery". If I force IE8 to be the default instead, I get an open or save dialog box but choosing "open" only produces the dialog box again.

According to this page: AlternaTIFF Documentation there is an activeX version for IE. Have you tried the ActiveX version of alternatiff instead of the "plug-in" version? All versions are available here: AlternaTIFF - Free TIFF Plug-in (in spite of the title).
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