tif file association - microsoft office document imaging file

On several XP Pro workstations I have associated a "tif" file with "microsoft office document imaging file" and it works fine; however, it seems that after a while the association is lost and then I have to associate the file again.  It will work for a while and then the association is lost -- this does happen on several computers.  Any suggestions as to why this is happening or how can I stop it from losing the association.
mmj1Asked:
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thegofCommented:
Look for other applications that will prompt to associate with TIF's periodically.  For example, Google's Picasa application does this automatically (something to the effect of "Would you like Picasa to handle your image display?") without specifically mentioning image types.  Apple's Quicktime also does this, as does Real Media's video player for several video formats.
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spamsterCommented:
Seems the most direct answer would be that the users are opening a different program, and it's prompting them to change the file association back. Have you asked the users of those PCs?
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mmj1Author Commented:
Usually the message "this file does not have an association in windows...." comes up  - so it is not associating it with any other programs as far as I can tell.  I then have to log in with admin rights in order to do the file association again...
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mmj1Author Commented:
thanks for your help in resolving my issue
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Kris_ZawiszaCommented:
I have a simillar issue, Users doesnt have admin rights so we have to login with administrator and reset microsoft document and imaging as default progarm. Is there is any other way to reset this program with login with administrator?
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Kris_ZawiszaCommented:
And the issue i explained related to .tif file, which i always change in MODI (Microsoft Office Document Imaging) changes after Ms updates. As there are no admin rights for user they can't access the reset button in MODI (as it will be greyed out), i have to move around and do for users personally (daunting task! sigh!). Is there an option/solution to permenantly set it to open as .tif file?
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