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Choose Default Programs - jpg & pdf

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    Choose Default Programs - jpg & pdf


    Every time I go to open a jpg or pdf, it always asks me what I want to open it with. I've done the Right Click, choose default program, etc.... It never works. What setting am I missing???

    As a photog, I am opening jpgs all day, every day and it's extremely frustrating.

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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Have you tried it through the control panel? Click image for larger version
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    Well that's a good question. I am looking at it now, and Microsoft office Picture Manager doesn't even appear there. (I forgot to mention that the same thing happens on my Win8.1 box at home too)

    Also, I just tried to 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' under 'Default Programs'. I chose the .jpg extension, told it to open with Microsoft Picture Manager and it still did the same thing. Current Default still shows as 'Not selected' It doesn't matter what program I choose, it always says that the default program is not selected.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I should ask:

    1) How long has this been happening.

    2) When was the last time it was working the way you wanted.
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    Since I've been on Win8 and 8.1. The last time it worked the way it should was when I was on XP Pro
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Good lord.

    So is "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" the program you prefer to use or something else?
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    Yes, Picture Manager. ... just for basic cropping. But it also does the same thing with pdfs. It won't allow me to choose the default from Adobe and the Windows program.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 x64


    OK. Let's go all ninja on this B****.

    Go to this website and download "TYPES". Types

    Then...

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    Location of your program should hopefully be... C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

    Look for "OIS.EXE".

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