Solved: Trouble viewing images in XP

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Hi,

I've just come across a problem on my PC, when I was trying to change my wallpaper.
I can't view any pics on my PC, not even as thumbnails. All I get is the same Icon you get if you choose to view pics as tiles. When I double click to preview the pic in full size nothing happens. I can however view images if I choose to edit them.
I've uploaded a screenshot to show you what I mean.

I'm using Windows XP.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Did you apply the WMF exploit unofficial fix? Because that'll not let you view your pics as thumbnails for your own protection. (that's my answer from my experience because I also installed that)

Also, if you can't open the pics, that means you also disabled Windows Fax and Image Viewer, another way to protect us from the WMF exploit. If you want to enable it again:

Go to Start » Run » ( type %WinDir%\System32\regsvr32.exe shimgvw.dll ) » OK. When done correctly, a window should appear:

DllRegisterServer in C:\Windows\SystemFolder\shimgvw.dll succeeded.
 

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Nice one Jag11 You where spot on.
I did it a few hours ago and I didn't even consider it had caused the problem.

Anyway all fixed now so thanks Jag11.
 
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