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Picture downloads opening in odd program

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by TomVols, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

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    I have friends that send me and my wife emails that have these cutsie pictures. you know the types. A cat and dog lying next to each other...a picture of Jesus in a tomato, etc.

    Suddenly on my wife's computer, these open up in PowerPoint as opposed to the windows when opened or downloaded. How do I change that back?
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Tom,

    In Windows, right click on the file in Explorer and select "Open With". Then select "Other Program" from the pop up menu. There will be a list to choose the program and a check box that says "Always use the selected program to open this type of file". Check that box and hit "OK". Done.
     
  3. davidgunter

    davidgunter New Member

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    I've seen a lot that were sent as presentations(slideshows) not individual pictures.
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Good point. Be sure the files aren't ending in .pps or .ppt. These are slides from Powerpoint that can contain embedded photos.
     
  5. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

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    Does this work with pictures sent attached to emails?
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    You have to fix the file association and then it will. Just save one to your hard drive, or select one already there; then do the procedure I outlined. Then you should be good.
     
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