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Help Quick Time has...

by SamuelS / March 22, 2008 10:12 PM PDT

hi-jacked my system and I do not know how to get it back!

Hello all, I have quick time on my computer as I need its' functionality for one of my businesses software application.

What I did not know was that I have permitted it to be the main program for opening photos and this is not what I want. Do I need to uninstall quick time and be very careful about what is selected as the "main program" for picture viewing etc.? Or is there a way to do this without going that route?

This is on my Win XP Pro sp2 desk top unit.

Thank you,


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I may have the answer
by Clarky12345 / March 22, 2008 10:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Help Quick Time has...

Go into Control Panel (Category View)
Performance and Maintenance
Click on "File Types" in the seperate window at far left near top
Click on the "File Types" tab
Scroll these file extensions and change the ones associated with pictures back to what ever application you were using before. The following files will need changed:-

Jpeg, JPG, BMP, GIF.

That's about it really as most photos are in these formats.

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Hold on a sec
by Clarky12345 / March 22, 2008 10:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Help Quick Time has...

You might not need to do that, if you can change the preferences in Quick Time to stop it from being the default program for all photo type extensions. Check the preferences in the SW app program - as there is probably just one option that you need to change and then your system would revert back to how it was before, without uninstalling Quick time.

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Yep, Change The Preferences In Quicktime
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 12:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Hold on a sec

For example: With Quicktime 7, open the "Quicktime Player", then click on "Edit" in the upper left, choose "Preferences", then select "Quicktime Preferences". When that opens, click on the "File Types" tab, then UNCHECK the boxes of those file types you don't want Quicktime to play by default. Click on "apply", then OK.

Hope this helps.


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