Prevent Image and Fax Viewer from Stealing Associations

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

Normally, the Windows Image and Fax Viewer will steal associations from other image viewers, such as AcdSee, so that when you double-click a jpeg (for example) it is opened with WIFV. To prevent this irritating behavior, delete the subkey inside HKCR\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers which I believe was named Preview (before I deleted it, that is).

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