Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to restore gifs to open with the default file viewer?

22 Oct 2011   #1
ashleyquick

windows 7
 
 
How to restore gifs to open with the default file viewer?

They're now opening with Internet Explorer. Can someone tell me how to restore gifs (in Windows 7) to open with the default Windows file viewer?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Oct 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

You can use the below tutorial and select the program you want to open .gif files with.
Open With - Change Default Program
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #3
ashleyquick

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
You can use the below tutorial and select the program you want to open .gif files with.
Open With - Change Default Program
I tried that and it doesn't list Windows Photo Viewer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 Oct 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Ashley,

In addition, you could also download and merge the GIF option in the tutorial below to restore all of it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

EDIT:
However, the default viewer for gif files is Internet Explorer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #5
ashleyquick

windows 7
 
 

Please disregard, I found it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to restore gifs to open with the default file viewer?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations The downloads below will allow you to restore the Windows 7 default registry entries and program associations of the selected file extension type.This can be helpful for example when a file extension type opens with the wrong program...
Tutorials
animated gifs and windows photo viewer
HI, i was curious if anyone found the settings to allow the photo view to play animated gif files? in xp it did but now this new one doesn't do it oddly. Is it just me?
Music, Pictures & Video
Making Windows photo viewer play GIFs?
Hope this is the right section, but..... is there a way to get Windows Photo Viewer to play a GIF animation? The XP photo viewer had no problems with this, and i dont understand why microsoft didn't implement it in 7's version (unless they did, and im just stupid).
Music, Pictures & Video
Can I set the default file open and save dialog locations?
I work with Microsoft TFS and need to save a lot of documents in numbered directories. Opening and saving these files is a pain as there are so many of them, can I set the default file save and open dialog locations to ease my suffering? Ideally this is a registry entry I could update to switch...
Browsers & Mail
Default open file dailog not seen
Previously when I used to click on a torrent file link, I was shown a dialog box to open the file with a default program. Now it seems due to some wrong click on my part I don't see that dialog box for torrent files at all. Every time it asks me to save the file and then I have to Dbl-click on it...
General Discussion
Photo Viewer and GIFs
So, I noticed that when I wanted to associate gifs with the photo viewer that the photo viewer was not selectable (as in, not displayed as a choice). We all know photo viewer in 7 is not an selectable executable program. I don't want to use a browser; that's dumb as hell. I'm not typing about...
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App