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    Exclamation Pictures only open with Windows Paint...

    Some how all my pictures only open with MS Paint.... I went into Tools, files and tried to look for GIF, JPG, JPEG etc to change the "Open with" extension but it doesn't even show those files to change.....

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    Hmmm... have you tried Right clicking on the file, go to properties and from there selecting what program will open the file?
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    I can do that but it won't save it. I can view the file for that one time but once I go to open up again it opens in MS Paint.

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    How about adding the file type then associating the program you want to open it with?

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    right click--open with--choose program--then check the box that says "always use this prog to open this type of file
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    If using that box doesn't work like Doddsy suggested:

    Right click on the file (you'll have to do this for each file type) > properties > under "file type:" there is "opens with:" and to the right of that, click the "change" button and then select the program.

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    I googled and found this fix:
    Run regedit Change the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\image\shell\edit\command to be the photoeditor you prefer. For example, I changed mine from "%systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe" "%1" to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\Photoed.exe" "%1" close regedit.
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    Got it...... Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!! Not sure what the heck happened but so far so good.

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    pixeline

    I had the same problem and found that the following helped (Windows 7):
    Went to Start Button and searched for ''Windows Live Photo Gallery''
    when opening up this programme an automatic prompt appeared saying something like:
    Do you want to open ALL JPG/BMP..... etc... etc files in this programme?
    I said yes and now all pictures are shown in WLP Gallery.

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