Windows 7 alternative to Windows Picture & Fax Viewer?
Posted on 2009-12-19
I just bought a new computer running Windows 7 and MS Office 2007. I have a bunch (over 100,000) images that I could open on my old computer running XP and MS Office 2003 with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
Unfortunately, I can no longer readily open these files since my new computer apparently doesn't have the old Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Who would have thought that I would come to miss such a crappy little program?
At any rate, the twist is that my files do not have a legitimate file type extension. Unfortunately, when I get the files, the entity that provides them to me changes the extension to a number (for some unknown reason and they say that's the only way I can get them). My old computer dealt with that issue with no problem by simply opening the file with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. My new computer just chokes with an error message saying it can't find the application.
I tried to find a Windows 7 version of Windows Picture and Fax Viewer but had no luck. Can you recommend a shareware application that would open these files or a way to make my new computer open them with some other software? See attached file as an example.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.