Make MS Office Picture Manager default photo viewer for Win8

November 16, 2012 at 09:33:04
Specs: Windows 8, Core i5
Windows 8 is not as friendly as previous Windows products. The photo viewer is particularly frustrating and not intuitive. I want to use MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer. However, when going to default programs and trying to select this - it won't come up. Pointing to it through the Start Menu creates as MS Office Component program to open. However, when I then go to a .jpg file and click on open - Windows says the component isn't a valid W8 program!

MS Office Picture Manager opens by itself, but how can it be set as the default program for various file extensions, i.e., .jpg, .bmp, etc.

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November 16, 2012 at 19:09:48
Right Click Image file go to the properties open with photo viewer it will be show u just change as MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer...

hope u will get some ideas..try it

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December 29, 2012 at 11:04:54
I ran into the same exact issue and it drove me crazy since Picture Manger is actually installed and runs if you open it first and navigate to your desired pictures.
However, I found if you want to directly associate your pictures (usually .jpg), open control panel in catergory view and go to "Programs". In the "Default Program" section click "Make a file type always open in a specific program". Scroll down and click once to highlight the ".jpg" association and click "Change program". Select "Microsoft Office 2010". Even thought it's not named Picture Manager, it appears by default that Office 2010 opens Picture Manager. Try it and see if it works. It worked for us.

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March 2, 2013 at 09:06:48
Select "Microsoft Office 2010"
that's not one of the choices. Microsoft Office is a choice if I browse, but then it just opens to two folders Office14 and Options14, neither of which contain Microsoft Office 2010 or picture manager.

Update: I found it. It's the folder Options14, then scroll to the bottom and it's called MSOO.

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April 28, 2013 at 14:50:09
Could you kindly provide the path you found MSOO? I cannot seem to find it. thanks

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