File associations

  orsta 15:33 07 Aug 2011
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I am trying to change the edit association with jpeg from MSPaint to either Picasa or Windows Live Photo.

Using the options in Default Progarams just changes the viewing or open association but not the edit.

I'm using Windows 7.

Any ideas?

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  Woolwell 17:20 07 Aug 2011

If it's like Vista then I don't think it is possible without editing the registry. I think MS thought that if you opened a file in a program then you would be able to edit with it. But then why leave the edit command under right click?

  orsta 18:26 07 Aug 2011

Thanks Woolwell.

"But then why leave the edit command under right click?" - who knows the mysterious way of Microsoft..

I'll leave this open in the hope.

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  Secret-Squirrel 18:55 07 Aug 2011
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"I am trying to change the edit association with jpeg from MSPaint to either Picasa or Windows Live Photo."

Like Woolwell says, I don't think Windows 7 has built-in support for changing the other associations for the right-click context menu.

The free "Default Programs Editor" utility is just what you need to change what opens with "Edit" and other right-click options. - click HERE.

Before you use it, make sure you create a backup of your Registry settings by clicking the little blue link at the bottom of the utility's main screen, or if you prefer, set a Windows 7 System Restore point.

  orsta 12:51 08 Aug 2011

The free "Default Programs Editor" utility is just what you need to change what opens with "Edit" and other right-click options. - click HERE.

Thanks Secret-Squirrel, that has worked a treat.

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