How can I change the program to open a file?


I have recently got a new computer and when veiwing images such as jpg files it opens IE to display them. How can I select another viewer such as paint as default for opening image files?

Hope you can help with this.


This question was answered on February 4, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try looking in an explorer window Open Windows explorer, select

view-menu->Folder options and then select the tab "File types" Here you will find all of the extensions known to windows, along with the program that opens it.

i.e : If you wanted to use a different program for .jpg files, select the jpeg item in the list, click "Edit", select "open", click "edit", and finally select the program you would like it to startup with.

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Posted by Isboseth of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 4, 2002