Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

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Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by knn » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:42 am

Setting associations doesn't work.

When I install Picasa and set file associations to Picasa it works (= Picasa gets started), so it's not some general registry bug.

When I try to set file associations in Xnview it it doesn't give me any errors but it won't set any associations (instead Windows Photo Viewer is started when I double-click on a picture).

I use Win7 64bit.
Xnview is started with admin rights.

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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by Sprintdriver » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi.

What entries is avaiable on list when you right click on a jpg file in windows explorer?

There is a lot of things in windows registry that can (and will) override any file association settings.

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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by knn » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:14 am

Sprintdriver wrote:What entries is avaiable on list when you right click on a jpg file in windows explorer?
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Sprintdriver wrote:There is a lot of things in windows registry that can (and will) override any file association settings.
But it's an Xnview Bug, if setting associations works with other image viewers.

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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by xnview » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:44 pm

knn wrote: But it's an Xnview Bug, if setting associations works with other image viewers.
Sometimes, registry associations can't be made... Try 'open with' from context menu of windows explorer
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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by V@no » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:25 am

xnview wrote:
knn wrote: But it's an Xnview Bug, if setting associations works with other image viewers.
Sometimes, registry associations can't be made... Try 'open with' from context menu of windows explorer
On Windows 8 x64 XnView doesn't even register as an associative application - it's not shown in "Default programs" list, therefore it's impossible batch set association with it without manually going through each extension via "Open with" context menu.

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Perhaps fixing this issue would fix the "Sometimes, registry associations can't be made"? ;)

Windows 8 Pro x64, XnView 1.99.6

Thanks.

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I've tried run XnView with administrative privileges, even as built-in administrator account - no change.

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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:11 am

V@no wrote: On Windows 8 x64 XnView doesn't even register as an associative application - it's not shown in "Default programs" list, therefore it's impossible batch set association with it without manually going through each extension via "Open with" context menu.
I think that you use the ZIP version of XnView, if i install the EXE setup, i have it
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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by V@no » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:10 pm

xnview wrote:
V@no wrote: On Windows 8 x64 XnView doesn't even register as an associative application - it's not shown in "Default programs" list, therefore it's impossible batch set association with it without manually going through each extension via "Open with" context menu.
I think that you use the ZIP version of XnView, if i install the EXE setup, i have it
Yes, I don't use the installation, it's set to be portable version (settings are stored in XnView folder).

Since other portable programs I have (image viewer and video players) if started as admin can successfully register itself as associative application, I'd call it a bug in XnView ;)
Even XnViewMP without even executing "Associate files with XnViewMP.exe" automatically adds itself into associative'able list of Windows 8.
Something is certainly missing.

[EDIT]
XnViewMP requires execution of "Associate files with XnViewMP.exe", which works fine.

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Re: Xnview 1.99 Cannot set file associations

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 pm

could you send me your email by PM, i would like to send you a test version?
Pierre.

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