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Windows 7: How do you associate one program to say view a .jpg file?

11 May 2011   #1
mmatheny

Windows 7
 
 
How do you associate one program to say view a .jpg file?

OK - how do you associate one program to say view a .jpg file (default action) and another one to edit it, and another one to print it. This was EASY in XP - I cannot find a way to do this in W7 without editing the registry!


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11 May 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmatheny View Post
OK - how do you associate one program to say view a .jpg file (default action) and another one to edit it, and another one to print it. This was EASY in XP - I cannot find a way to do this in W7 without editing the registry!
How hard is it to right click on the file, then click open with and select the program you want?

Open With - Change Default Program
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11 May 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Matheny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you can set it in Default Programs as outlined in the tutorial below.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 May 2011   #4
mmatheny

Windows 7
 
 

That only associates a SINGLE action for an extension. I want to view .jpg files with Window Picture Viewer, edit it with paint.net, and print it with paint. That was EASY with XP. Impossible in W7 without editing the registry.
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11 May 2011   #5
mmatheny

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I have tried multiple utillities, Creative Elements Power Tools, Default Programs Editor, and File Types Manager - and they don't show ALL the actions I get in the rt click context - i.e they show Open and Print, but not Edit. Even the registry entries aren't the same, and the registry locations for .jpg or jpgfile don't show all the context entries available for the .jpg extension that DO show up in the context meny - must be hidden away somewhere in a class setting. What a bitch! Thanx Brink!
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11 May 2011   #6
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

And I'm almost sure that the actions You mentioned was not also available in Win XP.
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11 May 2011   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmatheny View Post
Yeah, I have tried multiple utillities, Creative Elements Power Tools, Default Programs Editor, and File Types Manager - and they don't show ALL the actions I get in the rt click context - i.e they show Open and Print, but not Edit. Even the registry entries aren't the same, and the registry locations for .jpg or jpgfile don't show all the context entries available for the .jpg extension that DO show up in the context meny - must be hidden away somewhere in a class setting. What a bitch! Thanx Brink!
You should also have "Modify" in the right click context menu...it does open directly in Paint!
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11 May 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello NoN,

Doh!!

I forgot about that, but it's Edit instead of Modify in the context menu for me of image files to open it directly in Paint instead.

You can also click on Print in the context menu to directly print the image to your default printer.


Mike,
If you do not have Edit in the context menu of a jpg or jpeg file, then download and merge the jpg and jpeg option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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11 May 2011   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello NoN,

Doh!!

I forgot about that, but it's Edit instead of Modify in the context menu for me of image files to open it directly in Paint instead.

You can also click on Print in the context menu to directly print the image to your default printer.


Mike,
If you do not have Edit in the context menu of a jpg or jpeg file, then download and merge the jpg and jpeg option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
Sorry for the translation...from "Modify" to "Edit"...mine got "Modify"...but it should be "Edit" in your native language! Anyway it works & thanks Brink.


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