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poolsharkzz

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Hello to all...

I am having problems with icon file types (.ico) and I am looking for a bit of help.

This is what I would like to do:

1.) Have .ico files display in a program called Icon Catcher and have it set as default so that "Scan with Icon Catcher..." appears at the top of the context menu in bold letters when I right-click on a .ico file.

2.) Have .ico files open up in Paint.net when I am trying to edit them. Currently, .ico files open up in Windows Paint and I cannot stand using that crappy program - especially after being spoiled with the genius of Paint.net for so long! (LOL)

3.) As described above, I have the same problem with GIF files opening up in Windows Paint in order to edit them. To display GIF files, I use the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

I use the same setup with other image file types, such as for PNG, JPEG and BMP - I edit using Paint.net and when I need to display them, I use the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Easy enough, right?

I am stuck - is this a registry change? What gives?

I have tried making changes in the Control Panel / Folder Options / File Types Tab with each file type (.ico and GIF) matching it up like the others but I cannot seem to get anything to work correct.

Anyone have any suggestions? I am using XP Home SP3

Thanks,

poolsharkzz

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Try this:

Right-click the file > Open With > Choose Program...

Choose Program from a List

Either choose a listed program or browse for it.


Put a checkmark here to make your choice default program:

"Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."

Edited by Sarkut

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Sarkut,

Thanks for your reply. Normally I tend to figure out things like this after a bit of old fashioned troubleshooting but this one seems to have me a bit stumped and it's crawling under my skin!

Yeah, I thought of that as well but then the following happens - see screenshots.

I have the plug-in installed for .ico files - but that doesn't seem to be working either.

Is there a plug-in for GIF files? What am I missing here?

I'm so confused... LOL

I am going to pull it apart again over the weekend, maybe on Monday or Tuesday I can report that I got everything straighten out.

poolsharkzz

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