picture file associations

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Elroy Jetson, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

    Adelaide, Australia
    I am using painshop pro as my photo editor, and I enabled all graphics files to be associated with PSP. In explorer, the PSP icon now appears next to any graphic file. however, when I double click on any file, it opens up in windows picture and fax viewer rather than PSP. I have also right clicked the file and told windows to open with PSP, and clicked the box always open this file type with this program.


    EJ :(
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    See how the second part goes>

    Turn off the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the Default Image Viewer

    You can also change the file associations for the specific file types you want.
    1. Open the Windows Explorer
    2. Go to Tools / Folder Options / File Types
    3. Scroll down to the extension you want to change
    4. Click on the Change button
    5. Select the program you want to associate with that extension
    6. Click on the OK button

    If the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer is set as the default for many of your graphic file types,
    you can remove it so other graphics programs can be used.
    1. Run Regedit
    2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT / SystemFileAssociations / image / ShellEx / ContextMenuHandlers
    3. Delete the key ShellImagePreview