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


22 Oct 2011   #1

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?

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22 Oct 2011   #2

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
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22 Oct 2011   #3

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.
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22 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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
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22 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 

Please disregard, I found it.
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22 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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