Why can I not make photos on Windows 7 open in another program than Windows Live Photo Gallery?

Pamela January 21, 2011
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No matter what I do I can’t get Windows Live Photo Gallery to defer to the photo editor I’ve chosen to open up all image files. I’ve always been able to, but on a new Windows 7 computer, and it’s just not taking.

I’m using XnView, and have chosen the option in Tools menu to Associate all image files with this software, but all photos on system still open/default to WLPG. It’s not a huge issue, just a real annoyance and bother. It takes two steps instead of one to do what I need to do with each photo. Thank you!

  1. Anonymous
    January 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I resolved this, and click on Mark It Resolved, put my email address in, and click on the next Mark Resolved, but nothing happens. It's resolved! Same thing I've been doing all along finally took. Thank you ;)

    • Tina
      January 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm


      thanks for letting us know that you solved the problem.

      How did you resolve it?

      The reason the 'Mark It Resolved' isn't working probably is because you didn't specify a matching eMail address. Maybe you made a typo when you submitted the question? Did you receive a notification that it was published? To which address did you receive it? You have to use that same address to mark it resolved.

      Please let us know if it's still not working, in that case we have to look into it on our side.

      Thank you!!!