Unable to directly open .xisf files from previous PI version

bstraight3

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Double clicking on .xisf or .xosm files created in a previous version of PI tries to open a windows installation .msi file from an older version. I see that this this has been an issues after previous PI update releases.

I am currently using the latest PI version 1.8.8.11 (Windows 10 Pro)

Not a serious problem as I can still open the files from within PixInsight, but I know this used to work.

Thanks,
brad straight
 

Zerolatitude

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I had the same issue - manually registering file types didn't work in Win 10 (home).

Finally uninstalled and reinstalled, which sorted it out.
 

Juan Conejero

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This cannot happen with the new Windows installer packages released for version 1.8.8-11, since the registry entries corresponding to PixInsight-specific file associations are now generated correctly. If the registry gets corrupted and some file associations become invalid, this is not a problem caused by PixInsight.
 

bstraight3

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I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling. No joy.

I tied cleaning the registry. There were a number of references to old installation versions that I deleted. I have reinstalled 1.8.8-10 and the associations work again.
I will update again after I reinstall -11 if the associations don't work.

Thanks for the replies. This isn't a pressing iiue in any way, just noticed it didn't work.

brad
 

Grumbo

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I am also having this problem. I am running Windows version 1,8,8-10, which Pixinsight says is the latest version. All my XISF files have been created with this version, but if I double click on the file I get the following message

"Please wait while Windows configures Pixinsight".
It then opens a file explorer window showing the folder into which the installation file would have been originally downloaded and it is looking for the file "PI-windows-x64-1.8.8-10-20211112-c" to run, which is not there.
As the original report (above) says, I can open these files from within Pixinsight, but this should not be occurring and I cannot seem to fix it.
I am running Windows 10 Home.
Graeme
 

Grumbo

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When I take the option in Pixinsight to check for updates, I get the message

"There are no updates currently available for your Pixinsight installation".

About Pixinsight says I am running Core version 1.8.8-10 build 1524.

Do I need to uninstall Pixinsight and install from the general website?
 

pfile

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you need to install major updates by downloading them from the software distribution server and running the installer.

rob
 

bstraight3

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I am also having this problem. I am running Windows version 1,8,8-10, which Pixinsight says is the latest version. All my XISF files have been created with this version, but if I double click on the file I get the following message

"Please wait while Windows configures Pixinsight".
It then opens a file explorer window showing the folder into which the installation file would have been originally downloaded and it is looking for the file "PI-windows-x64-1.8.8-10-20211112-c" to run, which is not there.
As the original report (above) says, I can open these files from within Pixinsight, but this should not be occurring and I cannot seem to fix it.
I am running Windows 10 Home.
Graeme
I had to manually clean old references to PI from the Registry. Then I reinstalled and all was good!