Not all .gif files are "action", some are only a single frame, the same as a .jpg, etc.
What is set as your "Default" picture viewer [what program opens after you 'double click' on a picture file]? - There MAY be a setting in the program.
MAKE a nice day... pjdc3
I am unable to see the gif files ( the running part) in win 7. it appears as a static picture. how to make the .gif files functional in win 7