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By Daniel C. ·
Windows 2000 Professional, SP3
MS Office XP

Here is the problem:

If I double click on a jpeg file which is associated with MS Photo Editor, I will get a message that complains that there is no program associated with it. This happens with any jpeg and jpg files. This is what I tried to do to fix the issue:

1) I checked to make sure that the file association for both jpeg and jpg existed. They are there.

2) I deleted the file associations and recreated them. The problem remains.

3) I can open the files from Photo Editor. I just can't directly double click on the files to open them.

4) I can open these files using other graphic programs.

5) I scanned and did not find any virus on the PC

6) I have admin rights.

7) I scanned and cleaned all the spywares using ad-aware. The problem remains.

I can NOT reinstall Photo Editor because I don't have the media.

Does anyone else have any ideas (beside reinstalling Photo Editor)?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to file association

Ok, so when you pull up the File Types tab, and select JPG, you click the Advanced button.
Under Actions, select Open, then click the Edit button.
Under "Application listed to perform action" do you have listed:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE" "%1"


Is it EXACTLY like that (unless you have Office installed on a different drive, like drive or E: or whatever)??? Well, it should be.

Make sure the %1 is there, in its own set of quotes.

hope this helps

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by Daniel C. In reply to file association

When I deleted the file association for jpg and created it, the link came back (I was able to double click on the jpg file and it would open in photo editor. However, the icon now has changed to that of MS Word. This occurs even if I try to force change the icon back to Photo Editor. The change of icon just won't reflect when I click ok.

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by Daniel C. In reply to file association

Point value changed by question poster.

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