Solved

Need to open .bmp files in XP. Keeps opening up in Microsoft Paint

Posted on 2013-02-06
6
396 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-19
Hi, when i try to open a .BMP file it keeps opening up in mircrosoft paint any way i can change this.

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:exchangeadmin29
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:tmoore1962
ID: 38860732
In XP you should be able to go into My Computer Click on tools, folder options and find the file types and use the GUI to change the .bmp to open with whatever app you want
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
tjc123 earned 500 total points
ID: 38860847
You can also just hold down the Shift button on your keyboard and right click the BMP file.  Choose "Open With" and select the program you want to open this with.  There is a checkbox on the program selection screen to make the program you choose the default program for opening that type of file.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Sandeep
ID: 38861215
Ms Paint is default program for opening BMP format files. Next best viewer is Windows Fax Viewer, you can change the default program to open such files with help of above two comments. I would support both options :)
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:dbrunton
ID: 38862724
I'd recommend installing Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/ plus the plugin pack.  Totally free and that'll handle 99% of the graphics files you can throw at it.
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 38863621
your question is answered by yourself : you need to open it, and it opens with MSPaint
if you want to do something specific - tell us
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Dell XPS 1640 Laptop motherboard replacement 31 174
Backup Window XP mode 6 120
different catridges 8 90
Reading registry key from HKCU and not hklm 10 96
It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now