Windows 10: Skype Keeps asking 'How do you want to open this file?'

  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    Skype Keeps asking 'How do you want to open this file?'

    Every time I go to open a pic from Skype IM it asks me what app to open the file with. The problem there is no check box in the list of apps to say always use this app, so it asks every single time.

    Gets annoying after the first time. :)
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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2

    This is a matter of File Associations setup on your computer. Find on your computer any image file with the file extension .jpg. Right click on this file and select Open With. Select the appropriate program from the displayed list or select the Choose default program option.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3

    yeah I did all that and it still asks...
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    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Sep 2015 #4

    Same problem here. My images are well associated with the Photo app. But for some reason Skype fails to realize that. It even suggests it by default. It just won't open it automatically.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5

    If you right click an image file>open with>Choose another app, there's an option to "Always use this app to open .xxx files". Skype doesn't give this option when selecting the app.

    I've now set it up this way but haven't tested it in Skype yet.
    Will post later if it fixes it.
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  6.    09 Sep 2015 #6

    My bad, sorry doesn't fix it...
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