File Association w/pictures

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dianerowley

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New Dell pc with XP. All new to me. I am using Outlook Express. When I click on the paperclip to open a picture, I receive a message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performaning this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." I don't have a clue as to what this means.

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!

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This simply means that your new PC does not have any software "associated" with image files to allow them to be displayed. Perhaps because none has been installed by you.

I would recommend that you download and install a good (free) image viewer/editor program such as Irfanview, and allow it to associate itself with all image file types when being installed (all .jpg, .gif, .bmp etc)

Get it from here
http://www.irfanview.com/
 

dianerowley

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I downloaded Irfanview as you suggested. It didn't work. Still cannot get pictures.

I have Microsoft Picture It as well as the program that came with my Nikon camera. Shouldn't these have allowed the association which would be a jpeg file.

Is there a next step. What does it mean when it says: "Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." I don't have a clue as to what this.

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In Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer), click on Tools
Then select Folder Options
Then select File Types
Scroll the list down until you get to JPG - JPG Image
Select it

In the lower part of the windows it has "Details for 'JPG' extension

Press the Change button

Select the program you want to use for that image type.

Make sure that the "always use the selected program...." box is checked.
Select OK.

Do the same for GIF files and for PNG and for BMP.

One would have thought that the Picture It program would have had the association (you omitted to say that you already had an image editor installed) though.

Of course it could also be a problem in that the "picture" that you are trying to open is a non-standard type, that is incompatable. The actual file name would indicate that, in particular the "file extension", being the 3 letters after the "." in the file name.

What is the actual name of the attachment, including the 3 letter file extension?
 

dianerowley

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The name of the picture file is:

PICT0001.JPG (321KB

I'm also surprised that Microsoft Picture It and my camera software didn't automatically read the picture.

Diane
 

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Kiwi

I went to Windows Explorer and followed your steps. When scrolling down I found:

JPEG - JPEG file
JPG - JPG file
JFIF - JPEG image

but no JPG - JPG image.

I was afraid to try any of these. I need clarification as to which one to select.

In the meantime, I went into Windows Picture It and send a picture to myself. Again, as before, no file association. I then tried my camera program - Nikon. It refused to let me send a picture. I've uninstalled it and re-installed. No luck.

Again, thanks for any help.

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Just use the JPG one, if it is not associated as an image yet then it probably will say "file" and not "image" (chicken and egg scenario, logically).
 
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Did you go to the "Options" tab and click the "Set File Associations" then select the "Extensions" tab and tick the ones you wanted to associate with Irfanview?
 

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Then why won't mine?
Not particularly new to Internet etc, Only on this machine does this happen.. and wioth any file with an extension (*.jpg, *.wmv, *.eml, ANY of them), if it hasn't an extension, it works fine.
My associations list is intact.
 
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