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Windows 7: help for run gif files in 7


14 Jun 2011   #1
s00

windows 7 home preminm x64
 
 
help for run gif files in 7

Gif files not implemented in os 7!
please help me.
thanks


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14 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s00 View Post
Gif files not implemented in os 7!
please help me.
thanks
Please elaborate with more detail information.
Describe your probem in detail.
You have problem opening gif files ?
What " default program " do you use to open gil files ?
etc etc etc etc......
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14 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s00 View Post
Gif files not implemented in os 7!
please help me.
thanks
By Default it would Open in Windows Live photo gallery which does not support the .Gif format and only shows a still image

If you right click and select Open with.. >Internet Explorer

Then the Gif animation should run

help for run gif files in 7-gif-image.jpg


You may want to change this is the control panel - Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope This helps,
Josh


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14 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 


IE will display animated gif's. They are available in Win 7, see my avatar.

EDIT: My quote is a direct link to a reg file. Download, save to desktop, extract it. Right click on the result and click Merge, give permission if you are prompted. It will set the gif association to IE.
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14 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s00 View Post
Gif files not implemented in os 7!
please help me.
thanks
A simple way to set Internet Explorer as the default program to open all gif files ......

Right click at one of the gif files > select Open With > click Choose Default Program > select Internet Explorer > click OK.

If you don't have Open With option in your right click context menu, use this tutorial ......
Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove
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14 Jun 2011   #6
s00

windows 7 home preminm x64
 
 

thanks
Is this the way to open many Gif files is not difficult and hard?
Is there no other way?
There was no problem in xp but in 7 ??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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14 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s00 View Post
thanks
Is this the way to open many Gif files is not difficult and hard?
Is there no other way?
There was no problem in xp but in 7 ??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE : using Open With to set Internet Explorer as default program
You only have to do it once.
After that, next time you want to open a gif file, all you have to do is the normal way.... right click at gif file > click Open.
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15 Jun 2011   #8
s00

windows 7 home preminm x64
 
 

This method to open many files are not fast at all.
In addition, can not be seen many Gif files consecutive
I like Windows Live photo gallery can to open the Gif files
it is defect that Windows Live photo gallery can not open Gig files.
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15 Jun 2011   #9

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It is not a defect, the clue is in the title, Photo gallery, not Video gallery.

Why not use Windows Media player.
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15 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

If you are looking for an application to browse GIF format files take a look at the free Irfanview which will display GIF files live.

It will also display many more image formats

A little history may help understand the GIF issue with Windows 7 - the GIF format is actually a proprietery standard that is copyrighted, (or to be accurate part of the code only), due to legal reasons the support for this format natively in windows was withdrawn after XP
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