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Help re Picture and Fax Viewer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Walter R., Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Walter R.

    Walter R. Flightless Bird

    Using Windows XP SP3.

    Normally I view photos in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

    I switched to ACDSee as my photo editing program and now all jpg files open
    in that program, instead of in the Windows Picture Viewer.

    How can I restore Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default jpg file
    viewer?

    I looked in all the Help files but could not find the answer.

    Thank you.

    --
    Walter
    www.rationality.net
    -
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Walter R." <wr@example.com> wrote in message
    news:e$9j8gBkKHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows XP SP3.
    >
    > Normally I view photos in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
    >
    > I switched to ACDSee as my photo editing program and now all jpg files
    > open in that program, instead of in the Windows Picture Viewer.
    >
    > How can I restore Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default jpg file
    > viewer?
    >
    > I looked in all the Help files but could not find the answer.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Walter
    > www.rationality.net
    > -


    Right click on a saved jpg and Open With | Choose Program. Select Windows
    Picture and Fax Viewer and then check the box: Always use this program to
    open this kind of file.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    From the Help: (using "open with" as a search including the quotation
    marks)

    To associate a file with a program
    Open My Computer.
    Double-click a drive or folder.
    Right-click a file, and then click Open With. If Open With is not
    available, click Open.
    Follow the instructions under the option that matches the dialog box
    you see:


    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm


    On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 20:08:32 -0800, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Walter R." <wr@example.com>
    wrote:

    >Using Windows XP SP3.
    >
    >Normally I view photos in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
    >
    >I switched to ACDSee as my photo editing program and now all jpg files open
    >in that program, instead of in the Windows Picture Viewer.
    >
    >How can I restore Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default jpg file
    >viewer?
    >
    >I looked in all the Help files but could not find the answer.
    >
    >Thank you.
     
  4. Walter R.

    Walter R. Flightless Bird

    Thank you. That worked on a one-time basis. However, the next time I open
    the same file or another jpg file by double-clicking the file, it opens in
    ACDSee again, instead of the Fax Viewer.

    Is there a way of changing it permanently so that all jpgs will open in the
    Windows Viewer?

    --
    Walter
    www.rationality.net
    -
    "Walter R." <wr@example.com> wrote in message
    news:e$9j8gBkKHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows XP SP3.
    >
    > Normally I view photos in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
    >
    > I switched to ACDSee as my photo editing program and now all jpg files
    > open in that program, instead of in the Windows Picture Viewer.
    >
    > How can I restore Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default jpg file
    > viewer?
    >
    > I looked in all the Help files but could not find the answer.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Walter
    > www.rationality.net
    > -
    >
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Walter R. wrote:
    > Thank you. That worked on a one-time basis. However, the next time I open
    > the same file or another jpg file by double-clicking the file, it opens in
    > ACDSee again, instead of the Fax Viewer.
    >
    > Is there a way of changing it permanently so that all jpgs will open in the
    > Windows Viewer?


    If you checked the box "Always use this program to open this kind of
    file.", as suggested by Bruce Hagen, then ACDSee is changing the
    association.

    Look in ACDSee and at its web site for instructions on dis-associating
    the filetype with ACDSee.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  6. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    To restore the "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" to default,

    open the Run box and enter:

    %WinDir\System32\regsvr32.exe %WinDir\System32\shimgvw.dll


    ju.c


    "Walter R." <wr@example.com> wrote in message news:e$9j8gBkKHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows XP SP3.
    >
    > Normally I view photos in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
    >
    > I switched to ACDSee as my photo editing program and now all jpg files open
    > in that program, instead of in the Windows Picture Viewer.
    >
    > How can I restore Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default jpg file
    > viewer?
    >
    > I looked in all the Help files but could not find the answer.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Walter
    > www.rationality.net
    > -
    >
    >
     
  7. ClueLess

    ClueLess Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 01:19:11 -0800, "ju.c"
    <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote:

    >%WinDir\System32\regsvr32.exe %WinDir\System32\shimgvw.dll


    This only works:

    %WinDir%\System32\regsvr32.exe %WinDir%\System32\shimgvw.dl

    --
    ClueLess
     

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