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Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bnmohan via WindowsKB.com, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. bnmohan via WindowsKB.com

    bnmohan via WindowsKB.com Flightless Bird

    Hi! 4 Feb 2010

    One of my machines has a problem with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer on XP
    SP2:

    If a .TIF file is double clicked, the Fax Viewer opens the file, but takes
    very long. When the print option is selected, it starts listing (I think) all
    the files on the disk: 13690 files in this case. It takes about 30 minutes
    (Core2Duo 1.8).

    I do not find any options in WPFV to set any defaults. Possibly, some other
    application is being called to print the viewed file.

    I changed the default for .tif to PhotoEditor: but is there is any way I can
    use WPFV to print: It has some useful layout options.

    Thanks

    Mohan

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  2. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 4, 6:48 am, "bnmohan via WindowsKB.com" <u35859@uwe> wrote:
    > Hi!           4 Feb 2010
    >
    > One of my machines has a problem with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer on XP
    > SP2:
    >
    > If a .TIF file is double clicked, the Fax Viewer opens the file, but takes
    > very long. When the print option is selected, it starts listing (I think)all
    > the files on the disk: 13690 files in this case. It takes about 30 minutes
    > (Core2Duo 1.8).
    >
    > I do not find any options in WPFV to set any defaults. Possibly, some other
    > application is being called to print the viewed file.
    >
    > I changed the default for .tif to PhotoEditor: but is there is any way I can
    > use WPFV to print: It has some useful layout options.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Mohan
    >
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    I don't use WPFV much but know one way to surely make it run slow.

    I "think" when it launches it tries to figure out some kind of index
    to all the picture files so you can click through them etc. It looks
    at the entire folder where the picture is opened for images (I think).

    If there is a link or shortcut in the folder to a picture that does no
    longer exists (sometimes referred to as a dead link), it will take a
    long time to open.

    I have one folder with 100 pictures and 50 links to pictures in
    another folder, WPFV opens quickly.

    I go to the other folder where the 50 linked to pictures are and
    delete/rename the picture so now the link in the original folder is
    broken since the picture is gone.

    Back in my original folder with 100 pictures, 49 good links and now
    one broken link WPFV takes a l-o-n-g time to open with the hourglass.
    If I replace the deleted picture so all 50 links are whole again, WPFV
    is very good again. It takes a long time for it to figure out the
    broken link. I don't know if it is looking all over the HDD or what.

    But what do you want for a built in program that is old and free. I
    imagine it can probably get worse with more dead links, disconnected
    network drives, etc.

    Some folks find IrfanView a more pleasant experience and I don't feel
    like downloading it to try it since I don't do any picture stuff, but
    I do know how to make WPFV take a long time - let it encounter a dead
    link in the folder where your pictures are.

    http://www.irfanview.com/
     
  3. bnmohan via WindowsKB.com

    bnmohan via WindowsKB.com Flightless Bird

    Thanks!!!

    In my case, WPFV would work if called by doubleclicking any TIF /pict file.
    But if an attachment in a OE message was a TIF/Pict, it would take ages.

    The user did not tell me this! The attachment saved anywhere would work fine.

    When OE displays an attachment, it first extracts it to IE Temporary Files,
    and opens it from there. And when asked to print, it first displays all that
    it can print in that folder. Temporary Internet files had never been cleared,
    and had 13690 files that were displayable!!

    Cleared IE Temporary files

    Mohan


    Jose wrote:
    >> Hi!           4 Feb 2010
    >>

    >[quoted text clipped - 18 lines]
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    >
    >I don't use WPFV much but know one way to surely make it run slow.
    >
    >I "think" when it launches it tries to figure out some kind of index
    >to all the picture files so you can click through them etc. It looks
    >at the entire folder where the picture is opened for images (I think).
    >
    >If there is a link or shortcut in the folder to a picture that does no
    >longer exists (sometimes referred to as a dead link), it will take a
    >long time to open.
    >
    >I have one folder with 100 pictures and 50 links to pictures in
    >another folder, WPFV opens quickly.
    >
    >I go to the other folder where the 50 linked to pictures are and
    >delete/rename the picture so now the link in the original folder is
    >broken since the picture is gone.
    >
    >Back in my original folder with 100 pictures, 49 good links and now
    >one broken link WPFV takes a l-o-n-g time to open with the hourglass.
    >If I replace the deleted picture so all 50 links are whole again, WPFV
    >is very good again. It takes a long time for it to figure out the
    >broken link. I don't know if it is looking all over the HDD or what.
    >
    >But what do you want for a built in program that is old and free. I
    >imagine it can probably get worse with more dead links, disconnected
    >network drives, etc.
    >
    >Some folks find IrfanView a more pleasant experience and I don't feel
    >like downloading it to try it since I don't do any picture stuff, but
    >I do know how to make WPFV take a long time - let it encounter a dead
    >link in the folder where your pictures are.
    >
    >http://www.irfanview.com/


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  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 4, 9:28 am, "bnmohan via WindowsKB.com" <u35859@uwe> wrote:
    > Thanks!!!
    >
    > In my case, WPFV would work if called by doubleclicking any TIF /pict file.
    > But if an attachment in a OE message was a TIF/Pict, it would take ages.
    >
    > The user did not tell me this! The attachment saved anywhere would work fine.
    >
    > When OE displays an attachment, it first extracts it to IE Temporary Files,
    > and opens it from there. And when asked to print, it first displays all that
    > it can print in that folder. Temporary Internet files had never been cleared,
    > and had 13690 files that were displayable!!
    >
    > Cleared IE Temporary files
    >
    > Mohan
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Jose wrote:
    > >> Hi!           4 Feb 2010

    >
    > >[quoted text clipped - 18 lines]
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    > >> Message posted viahttp://www.windowskb.com

    >
    > >I don't use WPFV much but know one way to surely make it run slow.

    >
    > >I "think" when it launches it tries to figure out some kind of index
    > >to all the picture files so you can click through them etc.  It looks
    > >at the entire folder where the picture is opened for images (I think).

    >
    > >If there is a link or shortcut in the folder to a picture that does no
    > >longer exists (sometimes referred to as a dead link), it will take a
    > >long time to open.

    >
    > >I have one folder with 100 pictures and 50 links to pictures in
    > >another folder, WPFV opens quickly.

    >
    > >I go to the other folder where the 50 linked to pictures are and
    > >delete/rename the picture so now the link in the original folder is
    > >broken since the picture is gone.

    >
    > >Back in my original folder with 100 pictures, 49 good links and now
    > >one broken link WPFV takes a l-o-n-g time to open with the hourglass.
    > >If I replace the deleted picture so all 50 links are whole again, WPFV
    > >is very good again.  It takes a long time for it to figure out the
    > >broken link.  I don't know if it is looking all over the HDD or what.

    >
    > >But what do you want for a built in program that is old and free.  I
    > >imagine it can probably get worse with more dead links, disconnected
    > >network drives, etc.

    >
    > >Some folks find IrfanView a more pleasant experience and I don't feel
    > >like downloading it to try it since I don't do any picture stuff, but
    > >I do know how to make WPFV take a long time - let it encounter a dead
    > >link in the folder where your pictures are.

    >
    > >http://www.irfanview.com/

    >
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    Holy cow. That's good detective work.

    It is good when things makes some sense.
     

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