I have a machine running Windows XP Home. For some reason when I try to view a JPEG or JPG with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer I get a "No Preview Available" message. I checked the file associations in the Folder Options in the Control Panel and they all look correct. Any idea how I can fix this?
I fixed the problem by typing these commands into the Run window. regsvr32 u/ shimgvw.dll and hit Ok Then I typed regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and hit Ok That fixed the problem. Tufenuf you had the correct fix. By the way, I was not using AOL. The problem was isolated to JPEGs that came in email. All other JPEGs on the hard drive opened with no problem.
I also have this problem, but not on all of my pictures. The run commands did nothing, and IrfanView won't display them either. IrfanView says "Can't read file header ! Unknown file format or file not found !"
The weird thing is that most of the jpgs will display fine, it is just some of them that won't.
Some background: My windows install became corrupt not long ago and I used recovery software to recover all of these jpgs. It appears that not all of them came back equally, some work, some don't. The non-working ones have the proper extensions and are the same sizes as the others that do work. Is there anything I can do to the non-working ones to save them?
Things like that is why I make a backup data DVD of my pictures the first thing after I get them on my computer. Yes it takes time, but I prefer SAFE to sorry. And why I can not recommend any program that show up in the link I posted.
and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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This is a very common problem if you have office 2003 installed. Well at least outlook 2003. to solve this problem you first need to install the office 2003 sp3 update located here: Office 2003 sp3
once the update is complete install this hotfix: KB953432
I downloaded my granddaughter's pictures from her XD card to my laptop. 500 of the 728 pictures opened fine. The last 228 had no preview available and could not be opened. I tried the following:
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll
Then down loaded IrfanView and tried to open them that way, but it said: "Can't fine file header & Unknown file format or file not found. The files are on a external disk using a USB drive. I am at a loss as to what to do now. Please help.