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Windows 7: Documents in Libraries Now Show Only Open with Windows Photo Viewer

07 Dec 2016   #1
C Shotts

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Documents in Libraries Now Show Only Open with Windows Photo Viewer

All of the documents, regardless of how they were created and saved (word, pdf, etc.) now have an icon showing they open with Windows Photo Viewer. However, when I click on document to open it, there is this message "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn't support this file format, or you don't have the latest updates of Viewer." I don't want them to open in Photo Viewer. I want them to open in their original file extension -- Word, Adobe, etc. This happened when I selected one pdf document (in a folder with many files with differing file extensions) and selected export to jpeg. I've done this in the past with individual files with no problem. This time, it has applied it to EVERY file in all of my documents (including dropbox) files on my desktop. How do I get the files back to opening with their original file extensions?


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07 Dec 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello C Shotts, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you mistakenly set the association for the files to open with Windows Photo Viewer by default.

You can use "Open with" and check the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box to set the files to be associated with the correct program again.

Open With - Change Default Program
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07 Dec 2016   #3
C Shotts

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thank You!

Thanks, Brink. I think that may have taken care of the problem. At least the files look "right" now and they seem to be opening in the right format. I do appreciate your help!
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07 Dec 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. You're most welcome.
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