If, after installing QuickTime on your Windows computer, you've been distressed to find that your image files are being automatically opened by QuickTime applications (PictureViewer and MoviePlayer), you can tell QuickTime to "let go":

  1. Open your Control Panel folder. (You can access this folder either through the Start menu, under Settings and then Control Panel, or in the "My Computer" window.)

  2. Open the file called QuickTime in the Control Panel folder. (If you see one called QuickTime 32, it's not the one you want.)

  3. In the pop-up menu at the top of the window, choose File Type Associations.

  4. You probably want to click to deselect the Windows file types option. Depending on your needs, you may also want to deselect the others.

There are other methods that allow you to specify viewer associations for individual file types/file extensions. We may cover this in an upcoming How-to (especially if we hear from you that you'd like this).




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