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quetzal9

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I am running Windows XP Home and am having a problem making a specific photo editor (Arcsoft's PhotoStudio 5.5) the default program for opening image files stored in the 'My Pictures' folder in My Computer.

When I first attempted to achieve it, I right-clicked on an image in 'My Pictures' and selected "Open With". I then Browsed to C:/ProgramFiles/Arcsoft/PhotoStudio 5.5/PhotoStudio.exe and clicked on Open.

OK, the PhotoStudio name appeared in the Folder options, but not the PhotoStudio icon. Instead I got the DOS icon. When I then clicked on OK, I was told that the image is not a valid WIN32 application. So, obviously Windows XP is not recognising the program. However, I am able to open the program (and import images) OK from the Desktop.

I was able to make the earlier Arcsoft PhotoStudio 2000 program the default image opener. Can you tell me why I am unable to do the same with PhotoStudio 5.5?
 
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Why don't you just go into "photo studio 5.5" and then File-Open-My Pictures or something similar?
 

quetzal9

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Yes I could do that. . . and I do.

My question was and remains: Why am I unable to make PhotoStudio 5.5 the default picture opener, for example for e-mail attachments, downloaded images from my camera and pictures sent to me on CD. Can you explain why I cannot achieve an association from 'Open With' to any of my images?
 
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