Unable to open image editing program from Windows Picture & Fax Viewer

Discussion in 'Windows XP Photos' started by Julie Miles, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Julie Miles

    Julie Miles Guest

    I hope this is the right newsgroup for this type of question...

    A while ago I disabled WP&FV as the default program for opening image
    files, and quickly wished I hadn't - if all I want to do is open the
    file to look at it, my main photo editing software (PSP 9) takes far
    too long to load. I found a utility that restored WP&FV as the
    default, but now the "Open image for editing" function is broken...
    instead of opening PSP 9, it opens the "Move Items" dialog box. When
    I click Cancel, the Move Items dialog closes and the "Copy Items"
    dialog opens... and when I click Cancel on that, the show's over -
    WP&FV closes.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this? I've tried Googling,
    but all I can find is articles on how to disable or restore WP&FV as
    the default viewer.
     
    Julie Miles, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Julie Miles

    John Inzer Guest

    John Inzer, Aug 2, 2005
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  3. Julie Miles

    Julie Miles Guest

    Thanks for the links, John - I thought the second looked like exactly
    what I needed, but it didn't work. PSP 9 was already set for the
    registry key specified, and there's no change to the behaviour of the
    "Open for editing" button in WP&FV.
     
    Julie Miles, Aug 2, 2005
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  4. Julie Miles

    John Inzer Guest

    ===============================
    What program do you want to open when
    you click the *Edit* button in Windows Picture
    and Fax Viewer?

    I thought you did *not* want PSP9?

    You have to set it to the program you *do* want.
     
    John Inzer, Aug 2, 2005
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  5. it opens the "Move Items" dialog box. When I click Cancel, the Move Items
    CAUSE

    The Copy to and Move to Folder options weren't designed to be on the context
    menu. For a complete explanation, see this page - by Raymond Chen [MS]

    The Old New Thing : What goes wrong when you add "Copy To" to the context
    menu:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/02/02/66160.aspx

    Problem will be resolved once these context entries are removed. The entry
    might be present here:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ AllFilesystemObjects \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers

    NOTE: Before you modify a registry key, make a backup by exporting to a REG
    file.

    Delete these two items:
    {C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
    {C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

    {C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} is the Microsoft CopyTo Service
    {C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} is the Microsoft MoveTo Service
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 2, 2005
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  6. Julie Miles

    Julie Miles Guest

    Sorry for the confusion... yes, I *do* want the edit button to invoke
    PSP9, but that's the program that was already specified in the
    registry key.
     
    Julie Miles, Aug 6, 2005
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  7. Julie Miles

    Julie Miles Guest

    Thank you... I deleted those two keys, and the Edit button no longer
    brings up the Move/Copy dialog boxes... the bad news is that now it
    just does nothing at all ;-(.
     
    Julie Miles, Aug 6, 2005
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  8. Julie,

    Which file-type is causing the problem? Can you export this key and post the
    info here?

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image]

    It's also possible that a third-party shell extension is blocking the
    function. In that case, I'd investigate using ShellExView utility. More on
    that is available here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm (follow
    Method 2)

    --
    Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 6, 2005
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  9. Julie Miles

    John Inzer Guest

    ================================
    If the info from Ramesh does not
    solve the issue, try the following link:

    Change the default image editor
    application, invoked from Windows
    Picture and Fax Viewer
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgeditor.htm

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! MVP
    How to ask a newsgroup question:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
     
    John Inzer, Aug 6, 2005
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  10. Julie Miles

    Guest Guest

    Before installing PS CS2, I would have a selection pop up (generated with a
    populated list of programs) to edit or open an image . Now, unless I already
    have PS opened, it will not even show PS as a program to edit I have when
    browsing when I want to work on an image. I never had this problem with PS7.
    Any suggestions?
     
    Guest, Oct 16, 2005
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  11. Julie Miles

    Guest Guest

    --
    Appreciate any advice you can offer.


     
    Guest, Oct 16, 2005
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  12. Julie Miles

    Guest Guest

    Sorry for the P.S. Please email or notify me if anyone has any answers to
     
    Guest, Oct 16, 2005
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