Windows 10: need help with adding/setting default image viewer windows 10

  1.    27 Jan 2017 #1

    need help with adding/setting default image viewer windows 10

    Ok i wanted to assign infanview my favorite image viewer because it shows animated gifs. Others do not. But i cannot find a way to get infranview on the list of default image viewers. Assuming it's possible anyone know how?
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  2.    27 Jan 2017 #2

    Here's one way just to illustrate Irfanview specifically, via rt clicking a jpg and Open With.
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    Note in Win 8, 10 you cannot assign defaults from within a program.

    Here are other ways... the tutorial section is really worth checking for 100s of excellent 'How-to' guides, mostly by @Brink
    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10
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       28 Jan 2017 #3

    Also, try Win-I for Settings, Display, Default Apps, scroll down to Photo Viewer, choose an app. (Imho there's a better one in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs.)
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2017 #4

    Welcome to TenForums @jacknife1966

    If yours is an older version of Irfranview, you may still have a problem setting it as the default viewer. Some of the older versions are incompatible with Windows 10. If you get a notification that "an app default was reset" each time you try to set Irfranview as default then you'll need to download the latest version - as was found to be the solution in this thread.
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