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Open TIF Images with Internet Explorer (All Windows)

When you click a link to download a Tagged Information File Format (TIFF) image from a Web site, the Open button in the File Download dialog box may be disabled. This tweak allows you to open the file using Internet Explorer.

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Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif]. Change the value of "(Default)" to the data below for your Windows version.

Imaging.Document - Windows 2000, 98, Me and XP

WangImage.Document - Windows 95 and NT.

Repeat the change under the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tiff] sub-key.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZImaging.Document|
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|HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Imaging.Document or WangImage.Document

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: September 18, 2002