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29-Dec-2008, 09:33 PM #1
"No preview available" and images not opening
I did a search for this but didn't find anything that helped me so sorry if this is a repeat question.

I'm using Windows XP and I've got some fairly old images on a DVD+RW that I can't seem to open. I've tried opening them straight from the disc and after copying them into a folder on my desktop but neither have worked.

With both attempts, before I try opening the images, none have a thumbnail preview and in filmstrip view say "No preview available". I've tried opening them in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Paint and Adobe Fireworks but I just get an "Unknown file type" error even though all the images are either in .jpeg or .png format.

I have other files on the disc that open fine, it's just these image files.

I was wondering if there was any way to get the images to load.

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29-Dec-2008, 09:40 PM #2
Are pictures on a CD or a DVD? If you don't have a DVD Drive on your computer that may be your problem
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They're on a DVD+RW and I have a DVD drive so it can't be that.
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03-Jan-2009, 11:26 PM #7
if other images open just fine , then the images might be corrupt.

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I've tried opening them in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Paint and Adobe Fireworks but I just get an "Unknown file type" error even though all the images are either in .jpeg or .png format.
which software give you these error messages ?

try the 'jpeg' file association fix from here -> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

also check

Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm
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which software give you these error messages ?
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Paint and Adobe Fireworks.

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try the 'jpeg' file association fix from here -> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

also check

Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm
Neither of those helped, I guess they're just damaged beyond repair. Good thing they weren't anything important, just a little project.

Thanks for the help anyway.
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