I want to use Irfanview to view .jpg files. I have gone through the Windows 10 default program procedures, but Windows doesn't show Irfanview as a program I can select.

How do I make Irfanview my default program for .jpg files?


1) Find a jpeg file and right click it, select 'Choose another app'

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2) Select the "Always us this app to open .jpg files" checkbox

3) "More Apps' and then, if your program is not listed, select "Look for another app on this PC"

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4) Navigate to the executable for your file and select it.

After this .jpg files should open with your preferred program. Let me know if you run in to other issues.

  • Windows 10 won't show Irfanview as an option, so i can't select it. – alleyrunner Jan 17 '16 at 23:30
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    @alleyrunner When you press 'Look for another app on this PC' you should get a windows explorer folder to pop up, go to here: C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView and look for the executable - it should be i_view32.exe then select that. That's how you add it to the windows list of programs. – Abraxas Jan 17 '16 at 23:33
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    @alleyrunner let me know if you can get it from there or where you're getting stuck. – Abraxas Jan 18 '16 at 0:04
  • Does not work as it never opens an image with Irfanview despite all settings. – user886857 Mar 23 '18 at 12:45
  • No longer works in windows 10 - the checkbox is now missing. Grr. – Danny Staple Aug 26 '18 at 13:38

I only could change it in Control Panel - Default apps

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