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"No preview available" and images not opening

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cefca, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. Cefca

    Cefca Thread Starter

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. sistafatti

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    Are pictures on a CD or a DVD? If you don't have a DVD Drive on your computer that may be your problem
     
  3. Cefca

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    They're on a DVD+RW and I have a DVD drive so it can't be that.
     
  4. Cefca

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    Bump.
     
  5. Cefca

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    Bump again. :(
     
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    Bump.
     
  7. devil_himself

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    if other images open just fine , then the images might be corrupt.

    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
     
  8. Cefca

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    Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Paint and Adobe Fireworks.

    Neither of those helped, I guess they're just damaged beyond repair. Good thing they weren't anything important, just a little project. :p

    Thanks for the help anyway.
     
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