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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    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
  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
  5. it opens the "Move Items" dialog box. When I click Cancel, the Move Items

    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

    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

    Delete these two items:

    {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
  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
  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
  8. Julie,

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


    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

    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 6, 2005
  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


    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! MVP
    How to ask a newsgroup question:
    John Inzer, Aug 6, 2005
  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
  11. Julie Miles

    Guest Guest

    Appreciate any advice you can offer.

    Guest, Oct 16, 2005
  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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