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Windows 7: Default Program Icons for Windows Photo Viewer

03 Oct 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Seb,

In the Open With image above, click on the arrow for "Other Programs" and select Windows Photo Viewer. Make sure that the "Always use......" box is checked. Doing this allow a .gif file to be opened by WPV by default from now on for me.


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04 Oct 2009   #12
seb6000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ya I tried that and WPV will not change the .gif file type association,
It is stuck with IE opening it... no matter what I do

I tried both ways in the photo with the arrows

I also searched the web and this is an issue in win7 that many peeps still have.

seb6000
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04 Oct 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I did this by checking .gif in Default Programs (for programs) the Windows Photo Gallery and OK'd it, then right clicked on a a .gif file and selecting "Open With" and selected Windows Photo Gallery above. You might try it that way to see if it makes a difference for you.
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04 Oct 2009   #14
seb6000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ah...

ok I see how u did it, OTHER PROGRAMS was blank or empty until I double clicked the word OTHER PROGRAMS in the window... that's not good for people who don't know this trick and the overall association process is a big hassle on how MS is making people associate file types... not good MS! (keep it simple)

but again, thanks for your help

sweb6000
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04 Oct 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Sweb. I believe I'll make a tutorial on this to help others with the same issue tonight.
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