Repair image file type associations in Windows XPPublished: Dec 28, 2004
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Utility to fix image file associations
Installing a third-party image editor or viewer applications may sometimes hijack the image file associations. In such circumstances, you could use this utility to repair the file associations (following image file types) to Windows XP defaults.
BMP DIB EMF GIF JFIF JPG JPE JPEG PNG TIF TIFF WMF
Download imgeditor.zip (~21K) and look at section Miscellaneous - Restore the image file associations to defaults. Select the appropriate file type for which you want to repair the association, and click Repair associations. This utility is intended for Windows XP systems only.
If you get the error the following message when attempting to repair the association setting for a particular file type, then make sure that:
- You're running this utility under administrator account or equivalent
- Verify and if necessary, fix the registry permissions. See the Blog entry here
-2147024891 Invalid root in registry key > <registry key>
- Windows XP
- To be run from Administrator (or equivalent) user account.
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