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Looking for a viewer that will handle jpeg and/or jpg files that are not viewable in the xp viewer.

Looking for a viewer that is more capable than the xp viewer.  Can't upload any of the files, which might actually be corrupt; I can't tell.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
Most Valuable Expert 2014
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Many of us use Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/ .  It will also tell you if a file has the wrong extension and is really a different type of file.
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i remember having such a kind of problem, and i searched for a couple of months for the solution
after all - the solution was a kind of authorisation, but can't remember exactly which one

i assume you have SP3 ?
Is the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer showing any brief temporary message or one that stays on the screen telling you that the image cannot be opened?  If so, can you transcribe the exact error message for us.

Make a copy of one *.JPG file, rename it changing the extension to  .TXT, and open in Notepad.  Do you see  "JFIF"  up at the start of the first line?  That would be an indicator that the file hasn't been re-encoded as something other than a JPG image.

Scan one of the image files in JPEGsnoop (http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/jpeg-snoop.html) and see if it tells you whether there are any errors.

Right-Click on one of the images that isn't viewable and choose "Properties".  Do you see an "unblock" button beneath the "Advanced" button on the "General" tab?  If so, click on it, then click the "Apply" button, and close the Properties dialog.  Does the image open now?

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I haven't had a chance to look into this further, but two of these comments seem very promising, and the issue that I haven't installed sp3 is also a good point.  Thanks for all this stuff!
Thank you lewiso.