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

Hi, when i try to open a .BMP file it keeps opening up in mircrosoft paint any way i can change this.

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exchangeadmin29
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tmoore1962Commented:
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
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tjc123IT DirectorCommented:
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.
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
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 :)
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dbruntonCommented:
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.
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nobusCommented:
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
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