OLE Object Data Type Question

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Anatoly Kurilin

Hi, a friend of mine supports a very simple Access 2000 database for keeping
tracks of his .JPG file. The database has a table with several field, and
one of them is of OLE Object data typy. He opens that table, rightclicks OLE
Object field, selects Insert Oject and creates a link to a .JPG file. After
finishing insertion the OLE Object field contains kind of "MSPicture3" or
"MSImage3" (I don't remember exactly the text).
Before a month ago he moved his database to another computer and now after
insertion into the OLE Object field a link, it contains "Packet" text and
the form which shows the pictures does not work properly. Why the text of
that OLE Object changed and is it possible to restore the former text in
that field.

Thank in advance,
AK
 
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Arvin Meyer [MVP]

The probable cause is that the new computer doesn't have an OLE server, or
the OLE isn't registered for JPG file types. MS-Paint is an OLE server, Try
associating JPGs with MS-Paint, and rebooting the machine. If should work
properly.
 
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Anatoly Kurilin

Dear Arvin, thank you very much for the tip but please tell how to register
OLE for JPG file types.
 
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Anatoly Kurilin

Thank you, Arvin, I followed your instruntions and now the file types .JPG
and JPEG open with Window Paint but nonetheless links to these files
continue to instert as Package.
 
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Anatoly Kurilin

No they do not open properly. I even created a new OLE Object field but of
no avail.
 
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Anatoly Kurilin

I've experimented on several computers using Access 2000 and XP but the
results were the same - "Package".
 

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