cannot open jpg file

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi expert,

I cannot open my jpg file with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. When I double click the file, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer are opened but the message "No image previewed" was appeared. I go to windows explorer\file types(jpg)\advanced and at the open actions,
application used to perform action: rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1
enabled use DDE
DDE message 'blank'
application 'shimgvw'
DDE application not running 'blank'
topic 'system'

pls help

Question by:zaha75
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    Expert Comment

    try moving the jpg to the desktop and running i know it sounds silly but they open alot faster from the desktop.  Other than that it is either empty or unreadable.
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    Accepted Solution

    If it uses some really exotic encoding then Windows preview will not be able to open it.  You can always open it with your browser.  Or try a dedicated image program like irfanview or photoshop.
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    Expert Comment

    open it in IE, from file open, or you can right click on the file and open with IE.

    Other than that get a free trial of something like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, PSP being the cheapest. This should open any image file you throw at it.
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    Expert Comment

    You will also be able to convert it to gif or lossless jpg format via any of those programs.

    Also try opening it with Word, that might work just as a quick view.

    Expert Comment

    im having a similar problem but on a Terminal Server environment, some users can see Jpegs and others cannot. I've tried opening it up in picture and fax viewer, internet explorer, office picture manager, with no joy. any suggestions?

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