Why can't I open up jpegs?

Question

Every time I click on a jpeg image to open it, I get the dialog box for "internet properties." I have tried re-associating the jpegs with my image editing program, I've tried right clicking and using "open with," etc. Nothing workds. On any jpeg image, I just get the "internet properties" box.

Any ideas?

Answer

This question was answered on November 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you accidentally associate a particular file

extension with the wrong application, don't try to fix

it from within Windows Explorer's File types dialog

box--there's no way to remove a single

extension from a registered file type without deleting

the entire entry and starting over Instead,

you can click on the Start button, launch the Run

dialog box then type winfile and press

[Enter] Once File Manager opens, pull down the File

menu and select the Associate

Command When the Associate dialog box appears,

type the extension that you want to get rid

of in the Files with Extension text box When you do,

you'll see the errant file association

appear in the Associate With text box To remove the

file association, scroll to the top of the list

of file types, select (None), and then click OK.

Then you should be able to associate them with your image editing program.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 24, 2004