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Cant open pics up by double-clicking

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by highlander5007, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. highlander5007

    highlander5007 Thread Starter

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    Hey all, so i recently reformatted and got all my stuff back, but now i cant open up my pictures by double clicking on them. i can open them by going rightclick>open with, but thats just annoying. any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. nessyguin

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    Hi , highlander5007 , welcome to TSG .

    Next time you go through the Right-click , Open With ... palaver click Choose Program and make sure the box at the bottom left is checked for Always use this program for this file type . You may have to do this a few times depending on the different image file types you have ( .jpg .gif .bmp etc ) . I'm surprised you need to do this , unless you have uninstalled an application that was set to default for the affected file type(s) .
     
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  4. highlander5007

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    k i tried both ideas and nothing worked its still doing the same stuff. any more suggestions?
     
  5. highlander5007

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    iight so i looked at it again. and it works if i set the default viewer to quicktime or paint. but if i do it for Windows Picture and Fax Viewer it doesnt work right. any suggestions for better Picture viewers or a way to fix this?
     
  6. nessyguin

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    Hmmm ..... Start/Control Panel/Folder Options/File Types . Click JPG (or any image file type you know you have) to highlight it . In the Details box is your preferred viewer selected ? If not , click Change and select it . Click Apply . Now go to Advanced , highlight open , click Set Default and then Apply .

    That's my last throw of the dice for a file association problem ....
     
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    Just read your last post - if Windows Pics and Fax Viewer doesnt work maybe try Tufenuf's imgeditor app as default . I dont know the program myself but his/her advice is always good ...
     
  8. Tufenuf

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    highlander5007, Did you try to reset image editor settings to Windows XP default as shown at the link below? Click on the thumbnail picture to enlarge it.

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgeditor.htm

    Also try the following:

    Start>Run then copy & paste or type in:

    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

    Click OK

    Note that the spacing is important.


    Tufenuf
     
  9. highlander5007

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    i fixed it. thanks alot guys. i was missing the mentioned dll. so i downloaded it and put it where its supposed to go. thanks again.
     
  10. Tufenuf

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    highlander5007, Glad to see that you fixed the problem. For your info if you have the C:\Windows\Syctem32\dllcache folder loaded on your hard drive there should be a copy of the shimgvw.dll file in there. You would first have to go into Folder Options>View tab and select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files, click Apply/OK. Then you'd just open the dllcache folder, right click on shimgvw.dll, choose copy then paste it into the System32 folder.

    Tufenuf
     
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