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Anonymous
I installed PMView on WinXP Pro and set it as default viewer for all recognized file types, but WinXP still insists on using its image viewer as default instead of PMView. What to do?

Jim
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Peter
Unfortunately I do not have access to a machine with Win XP, so at this time I cannot help you.

Maybe somebody else reading this can give any suggestions? Do you see the same problem, etc.?



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Anonymous
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Originally posted by Peter:
[b:post_uid0]Unfortunately I do not have access to a machine with Win XP, so at this time I cannot help you.

Maybe somebody else reading this can give any suggestions? Do you see the same problem, etc.?

Peter, I've found that if I select each file type, right-click, Open-with, Choose-Program, then select PMView, and place a check in "use always..", it finally sticks. It seems your file association routine in your installation program may need to be given some bigger teeth when dealing with XP.

PMView DID wind up in the list of associated apps with all of the file types, it just didn't become the default for some reason.

Hope this helps.

Jim

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Anonymous
I can verify that the problem exists in WinXP Professional. The workaround posted also appears to resolve the problem.
fctr
Greetings:

In response to this problem, I've written a VERY small program (16k) that restores all associations to PMView. I've only tested it with NT 4.0. I'd be interested to see if it worked under 9x/2000/XP.

http://users.nac.net/fctr/PMView/resetassoc.exe

IE users can "Run Program From This Location" while Opera and Netscape/Mozilla users will have to save the file somewhere (your desktop is a good place) and then run it.

It's a free program which requires NO install or support DLLs. One note, though. You MUST have PMView installed before running the program, or it will mess up current file associations.

-=> Andrew Burns
http://users.nac.net/fctr
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