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Default photo program for Windows 98

By pctechnoids ·
Prior to having any photo program on my computer, when I clicked on a .jpg/gif file the picture would load up or be displayed on my desktop. I added Adobe Photo and now it is the default image program. I want the image to be display on my desktop. I deleted Adobe. Now when I click on the image file, a menu pops up asking which program I want to use to open that file.

How do I get back, so image is diplayed on desktop? Is this a registry problem?

Thank you.

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by dmiles In reply to Default photo program for ...

No,I donot think tha it is a registry problem,open the file or location where image is displayed and right click the image you should be to get the option to display on desktop or sen to desk top.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Default photo program for ...

THis is very long winded, but quite easy, so print and read it first, then do it.

When you try to open the file and that window pops us asking what program you want to use to open that file, look for Photoed First if you do not see it on the list, you can see if its installed by clicking brows and going to C:\program Files\microsoft shared\common File\photoed\photoed.exe, secondly you can install photoeditor (This is Micrisoft's Photo Editor) If you do no thave it, you can get it from the Office 97 Install CD.

Also, (this is cool) If you have Adobe installed and Microsoft Photo Editor, you can shoose what program open what program with a single click. Forst, you need to make a shortcut for tphoto editor and photoshop on your desktop, one that is done, go to windows\send to folder and open it, now close all other folders except the send to folder, now drag the two shortcuts you made to the folder and close it when donw. Now go to a picture and RIGHT click on it and choose SEND TO, then you can either send it to adobe or photoshop, you can choose for any type of picture.

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by dlw6 In reply to Default photo program for ...

When you double-click a file, you activate a File Association which tells the computer what program to use to open that file.

Prior to installing Adobe Photo, the JPG file was Associated with Internet Explorer. What was happening when you openeda JPG was that it was being loaded to the Win98 Web-page-style-desktop, which is actually a special instance of Internet Explorer.

When you installed the Adobe Photo program, the software Associated the JPG file type with itself. Since it's a photo-editing program this was appropriate, BUT it would have been nice if it had asked you first. Worse, when you removed Adobe Photo, it didn't Associate that file type with Internet Explorer like it once was, it just removed its own Association with JPG. That's why the computer is confused about what to do with JPGs now.

Here's how you fix it. Click on a JPG image file. When the menu pops up, scroll down the box in the middle until you find "iexplore" with the little "e" icon. Click on "iexplore" to highlight it, and make sure the "Always Use This Program to Open This File" box is checked. Click OK.

If everything worked, the image should open up. You can test it on other JPG images.

There are other, more complicated ways todo the same thing. Write me if you want more help.

Good fortune,
Don

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The problem is file association. From win3.0 thru win98 the winfile.exe has been available. I use winfile and select file\associate and select which ever program I want to use with that file extention.

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by rsprince In reply to Default photo program for ...

To change which program starts when you open a file

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, on the View menu, click Folder Options.
Click the File Types tab.
In the list of file types, click the one you want to change.
Click Edit.
In Actions, click Open.
Click Edit.
In Application used to perform action, enter the program you want to use to open files that have this extension, and then click OK.
Note
The settings for selected file types are shown in File type details.

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