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    Hello,

    I am using windows 7 and i need to use Irfanview to open tif files from within another program.


    I am using a program that opens tif files using what ever the default viewer (Windows Photo Viewer) it works fine until i try to use irfanview. BUT when i change the default viewer for tifs to Irfanview nothing happens - the file is not opened by Irfan or anything for that matter... I have also changed the default file to open tifs in windows to Irfanview. I have set the file associations to .tif in settings and when I click on a tif file in a folder it opens just fine... it just wont work when trying to open them from within that program..


    any ideas?
    Thanks in advance for your help
    Dwayne

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    Hi,

    which program is it?
    Do you use Windows x86 or x64?

    Best regards, Nils.

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    I think that you can only set associations from within Irfanview in Windows 7 if you have an installed version in the Program files folder. Otherwise you need to select Default Programs from the Start menu, click on Associate a file type with a program, select TIF and browse for your i_view32.exe program file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derniwi View Post
    Hi,

    which program is it?
    Do you use Windows x86 or x64?

    Best regards, Nils.
    i'm using 32 bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mij View Post
    I think that you can only set associations from within Irfanview in Windows 7 if you have an installed version in the Program files folder. Otherwise you need to select Default Programs from the Start menu, click on Associate a file type with a program, select TIF and browse for your i_view32.exe program file.
    Thank You for your response... I have done as you suggested and it still will not work ... I really want to be able to use IVue from this program!

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    is there a setting in irfanview or plugin that will help?

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    I am now using Windows 7 32-bit myself. I have no trouble associating additional file types with Irfanview using Default programs from the start menu. See the attached images of doing it for a Tif file type and then checking that Tif is shown as being associated when I open the Extensions dialog in Irfanview Properties/Settings.
    Is this how it looks to you when you try?

    I did associate several file types with Irfanview during installation (but deliberately at that time not Tif) and they work fine, just like they do in XP and Vista. I also associated another file type directly from the Extensions dialog in Irfaniew (which is installed in C:\Program files) and again that worked with no problems.
    So I am finding it hard to understand why you cannot get it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdyod View Post
    Hello,

    I am using windows 7 and i need to use Irfanview to open tif files from within another program.


    I am using a program that opens tif files using what ever the default viewer (Windows Photo Viewer) it works fine until i try to use irfanview. BUT when i change the default viewer for tifs to Irfanview nothing happens - the file is not opened by Irfan or anything for that matter... I have also changed the default file to open tifs in windows to Irfanview. I have set the file associations to .tif in settings and when I click on a tif file in a folder it opens just fine... it just wont work when trying to open them from within that program..
    right - i have no problem seting the associations and clicking on the files to open - my problem is when using the aforementioned program. i was wondering if there was a setting or something that would make it work from with in that program like it does in win XP...

    See orgional post above
    thanks

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    Hi,

    do you know how to use regedit?
    If so can you tell me what entries your system has for:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif\OpenWithProgids
    There should be an entry "IrfanView.tif" (REG_SZ).

    And what is stored in
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView.tif\shell\open\command
    ?

    Regards, Nils

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    Quote Originally Posted by derniwi View Post
    Hi,

    do you know how to use regedit?
    If so can you tell me what entries your system has for:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif\OpenWithProgids
    There should be an entry "IrfanView.tif" (REG_SZ).
    YES There isAnd what is stored in
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView.tif\shell\open\command
    ?
    Irfanview\i_view32.exe" "%1"

    Regards, Nils

    Thanks!!!!

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