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post Nov 24 2003, 08:33 PM
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I used Warpin to install the latest PMView Pro.

I made the mistake of allowing it to change all file associations, and now that I have uninstalled PMView, nothing works right, as the associations were not put back to the way they were.

One: The installation should NOT appear with all associations checked, it should require the user to pick and choose. Yes, its my fault, but having them all checked is way to Microsoft-like, IMHO.

Two, Warpin did not correctly delete all and uninstall everything, so now I have pmview in my warpin system, even tho it was uninstalled.......

Three, how do I get all my system associations back to their default mode? I tried using assoedit, but it does not provide any option for the OS/2 image viewer, and I do not know what it is called, so I cannot set up the jpg associations to it as they were before PMView.

I liked the program, but I am not thrilled with the state it left my system in when I uninstalled it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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post Nov 25 2003, 03:14 AM
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The OS/2 version has everything checked because this is what most OS/2 users want since the OS/2 builtin viewers don't work very well. (A beta version of PMView 2000 had everything unchecked, which led to a lot of questions/complaints about why PMView is not automatically associated....)

IBM did not provide a way to "read" how the associations are set for the MMViewer, so there is no way to set it back to the MMViewer as it was. However, if no third party application was associated, then removing the current associations should cause it to revert back to the MMViewer.
(The MMViewer associations can only be set through a WPS object write).

The MAKEDEFV tool that comes with PMView is used for setting the associations during installation. MAKEDEFV does not REMOVE any existing associations. All it does is add new associations for PMView (or remove associations that were previously set by MAKEDEFV).

To state the obvious: Did you try running MAKEDEFV and uncheck everything? This will remove all the associations that were added to point to PMView.


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