Microsoft Picture Manager as default


  • My jpeg files used to open automatically in Microsoft Picture Manager and just recently they suddenly began opening in Quick Time Picture Viewer (which I hate).  How can I switch it back so it opens in Microsoft Picture Manager.  I have vista.


    Friday, September 02, 2011 1:48 PM


  • Hi,

    You need to change your file association for the JPG files.

    To set File Associations in Windows 7 or Vista, Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations. Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.


    You will be displayed a list of Programs along with a Description and the Current Default. You can click on the Change program to set or change the current defaults.


    Alternatively, you can also Right click the file whose association you want to change > Properties > General tab > Type Of File > Change > Choose a program from the list or recommended or other programs or else click Browse to select one.




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    • Edited by iamrafic Friday, September 02, 2011 2:26 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Friday, September 02, 2011 7:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jane_WangModerator Tuesday, September 06, 2011 12:47 AM
    Friday, September 02, 2011 2:23 PM