Unable to Open Map off of County Website
Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:12 PM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:50 AM
Do you have a link to the webpage and map file you were trying to open? This would be helpful in determining what kind of file association is used for the map file (image?).
After we find out, it's just a matter of reassociating the map file type in Folder Options. Of course, sometimes things aren't so easy, but at least we can give it a go!
Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:23 PM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:27 PM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:01 PM
The map is a .tif file... an image file. Normally, Windows Picture and Fax viewer (Preview) is used to view .tif files by default unless you have third party apps installed slated to do this... like Photoshop, etc. If Word has taken over the association there are several ways to change it back.
Since you didn't mention if you normally download the map file from the net, or open it directly in your browser, lets try this first and see if it fixes your problems...
Right click on the word "map" in the link you posted and choose "Save target as", choose a name for the file, and save it to your desktop. Once it's downloaded, right click on the downloaded file and from the drop down menu, choose "Open with", and select "Choose Program".
In the "Open With" window, look for "Windows Picture and Fax viewer" in the list, and click on it once to highlight it. Next, put a check mark in the box for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", then click on OK.
The file should then open in Preview. To test if this solves the problem, close all windows and again try to open the file normally by double-clicking on it.
Let me know how it goes.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:00 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:24 PM
To see the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", you must use your RIGHT mouse button to click on the downloaded file. Then from the drop down menu, you would choose Open With. In the drop-down menu that follows, the last option should be Choose Program and that's what you need to click on.
Once the Open With window launches, you will see a list... click on Windows Picture and Fax viewer only once to highlight it. Then look at the bottom of the Open With window and there you will see "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"... put a check mark in the box, and click on OK.
It already appears from your last post that Preview is associated with opening tif files, so I don't know if this will help. Try it again and see what happens.
On my machines, the tif files do not actually open in IE. Instead IE downloads the file and then launches Preview to display the file.
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