JPEG and GIF Files Open in Internet Explorer

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When you double-click a JPEG (.jpg) or .gif file, the image opens in Internet Explorer.


When you install Internet Explorer, it replaces the file associations for these files.


To change the association for .jpg or .gif files, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click My Computer.
  2. On the View menu, click Options.
  3. On the File Types tab, click the file type you want to change in the Registered File Types box, and then click Remove. When you are prompted to confirm the change, click Yes.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Double-click a .jpg or .gif file in My Computer or Windows Explorer. When you are prompted for the program to use to open the file, select the program you want to use for the file.


Article ID: 135955 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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