With the latest Windows update ".gif" files are no longer animated Solved

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  1. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 10,496
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Well, to be able to view all your animated gifs, I suggest you set the default for opening them to Internet Explorer.

    Right-click on a .gif file. Select 'Open with > Choose another app'. tick the 'always use this app to open .gif files' box, select Internet Explorer from the list, then click OK.
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  2.    #12

    Yes my machine is 64bit. I hope someone will post something that will run a gif as they were meant instead of the stupid Open Any File option that blows them up and makes them fuzzy.

    I just opened IE and that does animate the gif's. Thanks for the tip!
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  3.    #13

    It really is not solved in that there is the work-around: Set the default for opening them to Internet Explorer.
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  4. Posts : 1,530
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are doing but the default W10 Photo App always opens gif's correctly for me.Click image for larger version. 

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  5.    #15

    From what I understood, the OP was using Windows Photo Viewer. From what I know, that never did and was never supposed to play gifs.

    I would suggest moving onto something like nomacs | Image Lounge (yes, it does play gifs nicely) before Microsoft removes or cripples its older products (Windows Photo Viewer) even more.
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  6.    #16

    Thank You Mooly ! That worked! I was using photo viewer for year!

    Now I consider this issue CLOSED! But there is nothing to mark it closed.
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  7. Posts : 1,530
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    That's good

    You marked it 'resolved' a little earlier which is all you can do :)

    Threads are never closed because often others in a discussion wish to either continue among themselves, or perhaps new information comes to light.
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