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    No Preview Available When Trying To View JPEG's

    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?

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    ginky4, Try this:

    Start> Run then type: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and click OK

    If that doesn't correct the problem try

    regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll

    Tufenuf
    Last edited by Tufenuf; April 20th, 2006 at 09:41 PM.

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    ginky4, If you're using AOL see the link below.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326675

    Tufenuf

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    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.

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    ginky4, Glad to see that you fixed the problem & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

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    Bringing this one back from the dead. I'm having the same problem, running XP Pro. Tried all of the following:

    regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
    regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll
    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
    Restarting.

    No luck, pretty bummed out because it looked so simple. Any other ideas? Thanks!

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    elliotcolbert, Try deleting your Temporary Internet Files including "All offline content".

    Tufenuf

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    Cleared all data from IE and FireFox - no improvement. Thanks for the quick suggestion, however!

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    Consider giving Irfanview (free) a try and set it as your default image viewer.

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    I have the same 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?

    Thanks very much in advance.

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    Odds are you can't do anything...Recovery programs are nice but not perfect.
    "Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound."

    http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

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    JPG reovery programs
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...overy&aq=f&oq=


    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.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
    [ Book mark this post to find it again]

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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

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    I'm having the same problem with certain .jpg files I receive via email (Outlook Express) giving "no preview available" messages. I'm using Office 2003 (running XP Pro).

    I downloaded SP3 and the Hotfix the previous poster suggested. Nada, zilch, nuthin'. Next suggestion, please.

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    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
    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
    Restarting.
    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.

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