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


J

Julie Miles

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.
 
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J

Julie Miles

Maybe the following links will be useful:

Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm

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

John Inzer

Julie Miles said:
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.
===============================
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.
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

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
 
J

Julie Miles

===============================
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.
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.
 
J

Julie Miles

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
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 ;-(.
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

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


Julie Miles said:
it opens the "Move Items" dialog box. When I click Cancel, the Move
Items
dialog closes and the "Copy Items" dialog opens... a
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
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 ;-(.
 
J

John Inzer

Julie Miles said:
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.
================================
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
 
G

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?
 
G

Guest

--
Appreciate any advice you can offer.


photolady7 said:
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?
 
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Guest

Sorry for the P.S. Please email or notify me if anyone has any answers to
(e-mail address removed)
 

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