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Anonymous
April 21, 2004 10:03:40 PM

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Q: How do I MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
or
Q: How do I set up WinXP so that photo copying wizard pops up
AUTOMATICALLY (when I insert a full flashcard adapter into
the laptop PCMCIA slot?

In the past ...
Windows XP used to automatically ask what do do with my digital photos
as soon as I inserted the PCMCIA flashcard compact flash adapter containing
a SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash card with new digital photos or 1-minute
movies taken by the Nikon CoolPix camera.

a) In the past ...
If there were new photos on the card, a wonderful magical WindowsXP
photo-transfer wizard popped up asking what I wished to do with the
data (which was typically to transfer them, renamed, to my pictures
directory and then to delete the photos & movies from the Sandisk
compact flash card).

b) Now that wizard is gone (I'm absolutely sure it's something I turned
off by accident somewhere somehow ... but what?). Nothing happens now
(except a beep or two) when I insert the compactflash adapter into the
WindowsXP PCMCIA slot.

I don't wish to go back to tethering the camera to the laptop PC;
I just want the original WindowsXP photo copying wizard back.

QUESTION:
Q: What's the secret of MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
or
Q: What makes the photo copying wizard pop up AUTOMATICALLY
(when I insert a compactflash flashcard adapter into the PCMCIA slot)?

Ellen
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:32:14 AM

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Several ways to download your pictures.



Before you connect your camera to your computer, make sure you have enough
battery power or better yet use your AC connector if your camera came with
one. After connecting, power the camera and wait about 15-20 seconds for XP
to recognize the camera, you will hear some sound "ding-dong" and the LCD
screen on your camera will change (the change is dependent on the type of
camera you have) and you are now ready to transfer, even if the Autoplay
window does not open automatically. If you do not hear a sound or the LCD
screen of your camera does not change, the connection with the USB port is
not correct. Go to the bottom of these directions to repair the USB
connection.



After you hear the sound:


1. Open My Computer, look under devices with removable storage. Your camera
will be listed there as an external drive (probably below your CD drive).
Right click on your camera listed as an external drive. A menu will open,
click on Autoplay listed on the opening menu. This should open the Autoplay
window to download your photos the same way as when the Autoplay window
opens automatically when you connect your camera.



Or



2. Open My Computer, look under devices with removable storage. Your camera
will be listed there as an external drive (probably below your CD drive).
Double click on it to open it.
You will see a folder, double click to open it, then another folder, double
click on it to open it and you will see the list of photo files. Select all
files
and copy to a folder on your hard drive. To select all the files, hold the
Ctrl key down and press the letter A. Or, click on Edit on your top bar and
then click on Select all on the opening menu. When files are selected, their
names are highlighted in blue. You can then look at the menu on the left
of the file names and click on Copy and then select the folder you want or
make a new folder.

If you want to repair the automatic Autoplay window you can try the
following.

Different ways to try to repair the Autoplay window for downloading from
either a camera or card reader. Also the same procedure can be used for a CD
drive Autoplay.

Go from steps I to V, although step V may not be needed.

I. Connect your camera to your computer, power it on and make sure you have
pictures on your memory card. Make sure your batteries are good or better
yet, use your AC adapter if your camera came with one. If you are trying
with a card reader, just connect it with a memory card inserted and with
pictures on the memory card.

Click on My Computer and look under Device with Removable storage. Your
camera will be listed there and a drive letter will be assigned to it
(something like H, G, etc.) You will use this drive letter in a step below.
If you do not see your camera listed there you will need to repair your USB
connection (see below for repair) or you are on a network and the network
drive is Z and XP cannot
assign a drive letter to your camera so you will need to take care of this
first. The steps below will not work if XP cannot assign a drive letter for
your camera.

II. Click on Start, click on Run and type the following in the textbox:
REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL
and press Enter
Note that there is a space between ...32 and SHI...
This will take a few seconds to run.

III. Go to the following site:
http://www.bigblackglasses.com/staff/downloads/autofix....

and download the autofix.exe file in one of your folder. Once done, double
click on this file. A window will open. Follow the directions on the screen.

Once done, turn off the camera and reboot.

IV. Power the camera on, wait 10-15 seconds for XP to recognize it, you
should hear some beeping sound and the window should now open giving you the
option of downloading photos from the camera.

V. You may have to set the options for this window.
Click on My Computer, your camera should be listed there under Devices with
Removable Storage. Right click on it and click on Properties. In the opening
window, click on the Autoplay tab and under Select, scroll to Pictures to
select it. Select the button Prompt me... Do the same thing for a CD drive.


You can also download the autofix.exe file from the site below if the above
site is not available. At this Microsoft site, you have the option of
downloading the autofix.exe file and proceed as above, or, let Microsoft
scan your computer and try to repair everything. If you decide to use this
site and let Microsoft try the repair, run the REGS...command given above
before going to this site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

To repair your USB connection:

Go to Control panel>Performance and maintenance>System>Hardware>Device
manager>Universal Serial Bus Controller, click on the + sign to see the list
of installed devices. If your camera is properly connected, it should be
listed there with a yellow flag.

Right click on it>Properties>Troubleshoot. See if the troubleshooter can
help. If not, click on Action on the top bar and then Uninstall. Leave your
camera connected and reboot. XP should automatically recognize the camera
and install it.

If after opening Control panel you do not see Performance and maintenance,
you should see System. Click on System and continue.



A solution posted by Bill using a Nikon camera:



I had the same problem with a nikon. tried all the
things th yves suggested but they did not work. Ithen
install the camera via the control pnel add hardware
function. It went to aq point and it required file called
ptpusd.dll from service pack one. I found the file on my
hard drive via search. Typed the path in the window that
asked for it and it took. It now comes up autpmatically
again. Check your set up menu on the camera to see your
usb setting is PTP. Good luck Bill



Another possible solution posted here:



http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?b...



"Ellen Spelling" <spellinellen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:2b8cf934.0404211703.5caa964c@posting.google.com...
> Q: How do I MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
> Q: How do I set up WinXP so that photo copying wizard pops up
> AUTOMATICALLY (when I insert a full flashcard adapter into
> the laptop PCMCIA slot?
>
> In the past ...
> Windows XP used to automatically ask what do do with my digital photos
> as soon as I inserted the PCMCIA flashcard compact flash adapter
containing
> a SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash card with new digital photos or 1-minute
> movies taken by the Nikon CoolPix camera.
>
> a) In the past ...
> If there were new photos on the card, a wonderful magical WindowsXP
> photo-transfer wizard popped up asking what I wished to do with the
> data (which was typically to transfer them, renamed, to my pictures
> directory and then to delete the photos & movies from the Sandisk
> compact flash card).
>
> b) Now that wizard is gone (I'm absolutely sure it's something I turned
> off by accident somewhere somehow ... but what?). Nothing happens now
> (except a beep or two) when I insert the compactflash adapter into
the
> WindowsXP PCMCIA slot.
>
> I don't wish to go back to tethering the camera to the laptop PC;
> I just want the original WindowsXP photo copying wizard back.
>
> QUESTION:
> Q: What's the secret of MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
> Q: What makes the photo copying wizard pop up AUTOMATICALLY
> (when I insert a compactflash flashcard adapter into the PCMCIA slot)?
>
> Ellen
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:32:44 AM

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off the top of my head, and because i only have a few mins, have you checked
that the Windows Image Acquisition service is running? if not, you can
manually start it by right-clicking on it, and select Start or Restart from
the context menu. you can find it in the Services console (right-click on
My Computer, Manage, Services and Apps tree, Services) normally this
service is set to run manually, it is supposed to get invoked when the
camera or flashcard is connected. connect the card, then locate it in
windows explorer (should be listed as a disk), right-click on it, select
Properties, then look at the AutoPlay tab (on the properties dialog for the
flash card and/or camera), select the content type (pictures) from the
drop-down menu, then select the action to perform, which should be listed at
the top, 'Copy pictures to a folder...' then press Apply. repeat the
procedure for other content types and select the action you wish to be
performed. assuming that fixes the problem, another tip would be to set the
WIA service to start Automatically, which will cause it to load when windows
starts. the benefit of this would be that the image acquisition wizard will
launch much faster, and probably more reliably, thus saving you time,
particularly if you're loading pics onto your computer on a regular basis.

good luck...

--
francis gerard


by a special handbut it sounds to me like something you've installed
recently may have
"Ellen Spelling" <spellinellen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:2b8cf934.0404211703.5caa964c@posting.google.com...
> Q: How do I MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
> Q: How do I set up WinXP so that photo copying wizard pops up
> AUTOMATICALLY (when I insert a full flashcard adapter into
> the laptop PCMCIA slot?
>
> In the past ...
> Windows XP used to automatically ask what do do with my digital photos
> as soon as I inserted the PCMCIA flashcard compact flash adapter
containing
> a SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash card with new digital photos or 1-minute
> movies taken by the Nikon CoolPix camera.
>
> a) In the past ...
> If there were new photos on the card, a wonderful magical WindowsXP
> photo-transfer wizard popped up asking what I wished to do with the
> data (which was typically to transfer them, renamed, to my pictures
> directory and then to delete the photos & movies from the Sandisk
> compact flash card).
>
> b) Now that wizard is gone (I'm absolutely sure it's something I turned
> off by accident somewhere somehow ... but what?). Nothing happens now
> (except a beep or two) when I insert the compactflash adapter into
the
> WindowsXP PCMCIA slot.
>
> I don't wish to go back to tethering the camera to the laptop PC;
> I just want the original WindowsXP photo copying wizard back.
>
> QUESTION:
> Q: What's the secret of MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
> Q: What makes the photo copying wizard pop up AUTOMATICALLY
> (when I insert a compactflash flashcard adapter into the PCMCIA slot)?
>
> Ellen
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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 5:22:07 AM

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On 21 Apr 2004 18:03:40 -0700, spellinellen@yahoo.com (Ellen Spelling) wrote:

>Q: How do I MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
>Q: How do I set up WinXP so that photo copying wizard pops up
> AUTOMATICALLY (when I insert a full flashcard adapter into
> the laptop PCMCIA slot?
>
>In the past ...
>Windows XP used to automatically ask what do do with my digital photos
>as soon as I inserted the PCMCIA flashcard compact flash adapter containing
>a SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash card with new digital photos or 1-minute
>movies taken by the Nikon CoolPix camera.
>
> a) In the past ...
> If there were new photos on the card, a wonderful magical WindowsXP
> photo-transfer wizard popped up asking what I wished to do with the
> data (which was typically to transfer them, renamed, to my pictures
> directory and then to delete the photos & movies from the Sandisk
> compact flash card).
>
> b) Now that wizard is gone (I'm absolutely sure it's something I turned
> off by accident somewhere somehow ... but what?). Nothing happens now
> (except a beep or two) when I insert the compactflash adapter into the
> WindowsXP PCMCIA slot.
>
>I don't wish to go back to tethering the camera to the laptop PC;
>I just want the original WindowsXP photo copying wizard back.
>
>QUESTION:
>Q: What's the secret of MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> or
>Q: What makes the photo copying wizard pop up AUTOMATICALLY
> (when I insert a compactflash flashcard adapter into the PCMCIA slot)?
>
>Ellen

- Open Windows Explorer, find the card reader and right click on it.
- Select the AutoPlay property sheet
- Turn on "Prompt Me Each Time To Choose An Option"

The next time you load a card into the reader the pop-up will magically
appear.

/daytripper
April 22, 2004 5:22:08 AM

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> >

> >
> >QUESTION:
> >Q: What's the secret of MANUALLY bring up the WinXP photo copying wizard?
> > or
> >Q: What makes the photo copying wizard pop up AUTOMATICALLY
> > (when I insert a compactflash flashcard adapter into the PCMCIA slot)?
> >
> >Ellen
>
> - Open Windows Explorer, find the card reader and right click on it.
> - Select the AutoPlay property sheet
> - Turn on "Prompt Me Each Time To Choose An Option"
>
> The next time you load a card into the reader the pop-up will magically
> appear.
Thanks, I needed that answer, too. I've noticed that whenever, I choose a
program other than Windows Explorer as the default viewer for picture files,
I lose the automatic popup asking me how I want to do the files. I couldn't
figure out how to get it back without resetting Windows Explorer as the
default viewer although I had figured out that if I opened Explorer and
manually clicked on the cardreader the popup would appear.
Tom.
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:44:26 PM

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"Gene Palmiter" <palmiter_gene@verizon.net> wrote in message news:<PpIhc.17467$2v.55@nwrdny02.gnilink.net>...
> I never new it was built into XP. I found a little program called cam2pc

Please don't take this wrong, but, all but one of the replies above
are to the wrong question.

It's useful information but in the wrong direction.

Like the original poster, I have a compactflash card that just stopped
working after I installed power toys on windose xp.

I don't want to tether a camera so anything about cameras presumably
does not apply as there is no firewire or usb-connected camera
in this picture. Likewise for a card reader. That isn't the problem.

I have a compact flash pcmcia flashcard adapter
(not a tethered camera and not a USB or firewire card reader).

What used to happen is the following:
a) I would remove the CompactFlash CF card from the camera
and place that CF card into the FlashCard CompactFlash PCMCIA
Adapter
b) I inserted the FlashCard adapter into the laptop PCMCIA slot and
I would hear a telltale ding dong & "Removable Disk (E:) " showed
up in the "My Computer" window.
c) With AutoPlay working, up pops "Welcome to the Scanner and
Camera Wizard".
Without AutoPlay, nothing happens. I have to manually
move the files over, and I have to manually raname them all
(luckily Windose XP has a multi-file renaming utility on the
right-click folder menu).

I have no idea why the compactflash autoplay just stopped working.

I tried the steps in the Microsoft KGB article
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=817357
titled: "The AutoPlay Function Does Not Work and the Current Media
Does Not Appear in My Computer When You Insert a CD or DVD" ...
But, it failed to solve the problem (CF is not a DVD or CDROM).

I read the KGB article and tried everything at
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307142
titled "AutoPlay Does Not Automatically Start a Program to Play
QuickTime Movie Files" but, again, these are pictures, and not
movies that won't autoplay the wizard.

This showed me it's important to find an article SPECIFICALLY about
the compactflash pcmcia adapter (not cameras, cdroms, card readers,
etc).

I tried following the steps in the Microsoft KGB article at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...
titled Using and Configuring AutoPlay, but it also failed to work.

What finally worked was an unknown combination of the following:
Start ... Run ... REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL

Then running TweakUI from http://tinyurl.com/36n and in tweak UI
a window opened. I clicked on the + sign next to My Computer,
then on the + sign next to Autoplay. Then, on Types. I checked
the boxes for Autoplay Drive Types and clicked OK.

Also, I followed the instructions previously noted, here repeated:
Start ... Run ... regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Look for asimilar setting in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In my case, the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value here was a REG_BINARY
instead of a REG_DWORD.

If this is your case, you can try these steps:
1. Delete that binary value by highlighting the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
value and pressing the DEL key.
2. Right-click on that right-pane, select New - DWORD value.
3. Name the New Value as "NoDrive TypeAutoRun"
4. Double-click or press Enter to modify the newly created value.
5. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and then type "145"
without the quotes.
6. Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.
7. Save your work and restart your computer.
(Logging off is not enough.)
After the reboot, give your CFlash a try.

Then I re-installed power toys from the KGB following these
instructions:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
Download the file for Tweak UI.
Once downloaded, double click on it to install it.
After installing it launch TweakUI.
A box will open, click on My Computer, click on Autoplay, click on
Types and check the box Autoplay for removable drives.
Now, with your computer on but your flashcard out, connect
the compactFlash card into the PCMCIA slot.
Hopefully the ding-ding wizard will now autoplay like before.

One or more item above brought my Scanner and Camera Wizard back to
life!

In summary I have no idea what exactly brought my compact
flash adapter autoplay back to life but it was some combination
of the above. Maybe the flashcard pcmcia adapter acts like a
tethered camera (I doubt it) and maybe the pcmcia card acts like
a USB or firewire card reader but I doubt it.

All I know is I hope this confusing reply helps you too
and that someone who knows more than I do answers the question
(but without talking anything about cameras or card readers
because they just aren't in the picture).

DD
Anonymous
April 25, 2004 11:51:25 PM

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I tried all the steps from Double-D Dvorak and still, when I put in my
loaded SanDisk FlashCard into the PCMCIA slot of my WinXP laptop, nothing
happens other than an "E:" drive shows up in "My Computer."

It would be nice to just find the EXECUTABLE that is the Windows XP
"Scanner & Camera Wizard". Then I could just type:
C:\system\WinXP\system32\ScanCam.exe
(or whatever the executable is named) to bring it up.

QUESTION:
Q: What is the EXECUTABLE that is the Win XP "Scanner & Camera Wizard?"

WORKAROUND:
Until I find the right solution (which is to manually run ScanCam.exe
(or whatever it is), I can:
a) Put the flashcard in the laptop PCMCIA slot
(while that does not automatically autoplay (no matter what I do),
at leasts, mounts it as "My Computer, Removable Disk (E:) "
b) Immediately right click on that "Removable Disk (E:) " and press:
AutoPlay
(that brings up a window, titled "Removable Disk (E:) ", which
says "Windows can perform the same action each time you insert
a disk or connect a device with this kind of file" ...
and, for the file it shows "Pictures"; and then it asks:
What do you want Windows to do?
c) Take the first option (of about five available) which is:
- Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using Microsoft
Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard

Does anyone out there in Windows land know how to bring up the Windows XP
"Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard" simply by running an executable?

Ellen
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 3:05:50 AM

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Ellen Spelling wrote:
> Does anyone out there in Windows land know how to bring
> up the Windows XP "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard"
> simply by running an executable?
>
> Ellen
=======================================
C:\Windows\System32\wiaacmgr.exe

--

John Inzer
Picture It! MVP
return e-mail disabled

Picture It! Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=pic
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 6:02:52 AM

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spellinellen@yahoo.com (Ellen Spelling) wrote in message news:<2b8cf934.0404251851.751713c3@posting.google.com>...
> Does anyone out there in PC land know how to bring up the Windows XP
> "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard" simply by running an executable?

I can never get it to work with a sandisk flashcard but you can
try the Windows Image Acquisition and Control Manager (wiaacmgr):
C:\os\winxp\system32\wiaacmgr.exe -SelectDevice -ShellExecuteEx -Image

If you don't know where your OS is actually located, just use this:
Start > Run > wiaacmgr.exe

If all you have is your compactflash card in the flashcard PCMCIA adapter,
up may pop an error with the title (using Windows XP SP1):
Scanner and Camera Wizard
Containing the (not very helpful) text:
The computer cannot detect the scanner or camera.
Please make sure the device is turned on
and is properly connected to the computer.
If the computer still cannot detect the device,
open Control Panel, click Scanners and Cameras,
and then click Add Device.

Duh! There is no scanner nor is there a camera!
There's just a ton of pictures on the compactflash card which is
Drive F: on My Computer. If anyone can get the wiaacmgr to pop up
without a scanner or camera attached, they are a god or goddess!

Make sure to check your registry (from http://msdn.microsoft.com)
to make sure this lousy KGB key/value pair is NOT there:
MSDN Home > MSDN Library > User Interface Design and Development >
Windows Shell > Shell Programmer's Guide > Shell Basics >
Shell Basics: Extending the Shell > Using Hardware AutoPlay >
Preparing Hardware and Software for Use with AutoPlay >
Preventing AutoPlay for a Component:

To prevent AutoPlay from launching in response to an event,
add the following REG_SZ value, as shown in this example.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\CancelAutoplay\CLSID\
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

AutoPlay searches for media four directory levels below the root
directory to find known file types. It uses the PerceivedType value
associated with a file extension in the registry to determine the
file category, whether it is an image, an audio file, or a video file.
With this information, AutoPlay launches the appropriate handler
for that device and file type. For more information, see
http://msdn.microsoft.com
MSDN Home > MSDN Library > User Interface Design and Development >
Windows Shell > Shell Programmer's Guide > Shell Basics >
Shell Basics: Extending the Shell > Creating a File Association >
File Associations: PerceivedTypes and SystemFileAssociations >
PerceivedTypes, SystemFileAssociations, and Application Registration

Whenever the Shell needs to query for file association attributes
for a file type, it creates an array of registry keys.
The Shell checks the following registry keys, in order of
decreasing priority.
1. User Customized Key.
This key is used only if the user has customized a file
extension's association to override the default.
Typically this is either an application key or another
programmatic identifier (PROGID).
2. ProgID Key.
This key is specified as the default value of the extension key.
3. SystemFileAssociations Key. See below.
4. SystemFileAssociations PerceivedType Key. See below.
5. Base Class Key. For files, this is the ASTERISK(*) key.
6. AllFileSystemObjects Key. All files and file folders.

PerceivedTypes

PerceivedTypes are similar to file types except they refer to broad
categories of file format types, rather than specific file types.
For example, Image, Text, Audio, and Compressed are PerceivedTypes.
File types (generally public file types) can also have a PerceivedType,
and should always be defined as such when appropriate.
For example, the image file types .bmp, .png, .jpg and .gif
are also of PerceivedType Image.

The system defines several PerceivedTypes in Microsoft® Windows® XP.
These include the following:
* Image
* Text
* Audio
* Video
* Compressed
* System

The SystemFileAssociations key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT stores
PerceivedTypes.
For example, the PerceivedType text appears as follows:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\text\shell\edit\command
(Default) = "%SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE" "%1"
open
command
(Default) = "%SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE" "%1"
A file type's perceived type is indicated by including a
PerceivedType registry string in the file type's key and
specifying the perceived type. For example, to include .cpp
files as PerceivedType text, you enter the following:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

..cpp
PerceivedType= text

SystemFileAssociations

The SystemFileAssociations keys exist to guarantee that Shell
extensions are installed regardless of the current default
PROGID or user customization. These keys enable Windows XP to
define fallback attributes for file types and enable shared file
associations. Supplemental verbs should be added under
SystemFileAssociations

Application Registration
When the ShellExecute function is provided with the name of
an executable file in its lpFile parameter, there are several
places that it can look in an attempt to find the file,
including the following:
* The current working directory
* The Windows directory (no subdirectories are searched)
* The Windows\System32 directory
* Directories listed in the PATH environment variable
* The App Paths registry key

The order that those locations are searched varies, though the
App Paths key is preferred in Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The keys found under App Paths are used primarily for the
following two purposes.

* To map the name of an application's executable file
to the file's fully qualified path.
* To append information to the PATH environment variable on
a per-application, per-process basis.

To provide this functionality for your application, add a subkey
with the same name as your executable file to the App Paths key
as follows:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
file.exe
(Default) = The fully-qualified path and file name
Path= A semicolon-separated list of directories
DropTarget= {CLSID}

Note The file name can be provided without its .exe extension.
The ShellExecute function adds the extension if necessary when
searching App Paths .

If a key matching the file name is found, the Shell can perform
two actions. First, the (Default) value can be used as the file's
fully-qualified path. Second, the Path value for that key can be
appended to the end of that process' PATH environment variable.
If that functionality is not required, the Path value can be omitted.

DropTarget is a REG_SZ value containing the class identifier (CLSID)
of an object—usually a local rather than in-process server—that
implements IDropTarget. By default, when the target is an
executable file, the Shell converts the list of dropped files
into a command line parameter passed to ShellExecute in its
lpParameters parameter. There are several potential issues
that can arise from this.

* The Shell limits the length of a command line to
MAX_PATH * 2 characters. If there are a lot of files or
their particular paths are long, file names later in the
list can be lost.
* Some applications do not accept multiple file names
in a command line.
* Applications that accept multiple file names do not have
a standardized file name format that they accept.
The Shell provides the parameter list as a quoted string,
but some applications might require strings without quotes.
* Not all items that can be dragged are part of the file
system—printers, for example. These items do not have a
standard Win32 path, so there is no way to provide a
meaningful lpParameters value to ShellExecute.

Using the DropTarget value avoids these issues by giving
access to all of the clipboard formats, including
CFSTR_SHELLIDLIST (for long file lists) and CFSTR_FILECONTENTS
(for non-file system objects).

In addition to the three values recognized by the Shell,
an application can also add custom values to its key to
use as needed.

Applications are encouraged to use the App Paths key to
provide an application-specific path rather than adding
to the global system path.
Related Topics:
* InvokeVerb
* Verbs
* ShellExecute
* ShellExecuteEx
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 6:55:50 AM

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daytripper <day_trippr@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message news:<ae7e80lv0ednlufe89bnoo93m6g7mjm55l@4ax.com>...
> - Open Windows Explorer, find the card reader and right click on it.
> - Select the AutoPlay property sheet
> - Turn on "Prompt Me Each Time To Choose An Option"

This won't bring up the windows image acquisition and control manager
(wiaacmgr), otherwise known as the (fun) flaky unreliable nop
"Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard", in autoplay mode,
unless the following settings are in the Windose system registry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlers\ShowPicturesOnArrival
MSWiaEventHandler

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSWiaEventHandler
"Action"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-276"
"Provider"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-101"
"DefaultIcon"="@%systemroot%\System32\wiaacmgr.exe,-2"
"InvokeProgID"="WIA.AutoplayDropHandler.1"
"InvokeVerb"="open"

Most folks also have to run:
Start > Run > regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

Also, as I said before, all users MUST check this setting:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

If the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value here is a REG_BINARY instead of
a REG_DWORD, run this:

1. Delete that binary value by highlighting the
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value and pressing the DEL key.
2. Right-click on that right-pane, select New - DWORD value.
3. Name the New Value as "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
4. Double-click or press Enter to modify the newly created value.
5. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and then type "145"
(without the quotations).
6. Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.
7. Save your work and restart your computer.
(Logging off is never enough when dealing with the registry.)

Hint: Microsoft Windows XP & CDROM utilities such as InCD modify these
settings causing AutoPlay to not bring up the Microsoft Scanner
&
Camera Wizard (wiaacmgr.exe).
April 26, 2004 9:22:40 AM

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What is this thread (scratch that) about and doing in XP general?

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"Donna D Dvorak" <doubleddvorak@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:28b4e965.0404260155.51ec06a7@posting.google.com...
> daytripper <day_trippr@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:<ae7e80lv0ednlufe89bnoo93m6g7mjm55l@4ax.com>...
>> - Open Windows Explorer, find the card reader and right click on it.
>> - Select the AutoPlay property sheet
>> - Turn on "Prompt Me Each Time To Choose An Option"
>
> This won't bring up the windows image acquisition and control manager
> (wiaacmgr), otherwise known as the (fun) flaky unreliable nop
> "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard", in autoplay mode,
> unless the following settings are in the Windose system registry:
>
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlers\ShowPicturesOnArrival
> MSWiaEventHandler
>
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSWiaEventHandler
> "Action"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-276"
> "Provider"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-101"
> "DefaultIcon"="@%systemroot%\System32\wiaacmgr.exe,-2"
> "InvokeProgID"="WIA.AutoplayDropHandler.1"
> "InvokeVerb"="open"
>
> Most folks also have to run:
> Start > Run > regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>
> Also, as I said before, all users MUST check this setting:
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
>
> If the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value here is a REG_BINARY instead of
> a REG_DWORD, run this:
>
> 1. Delete that binary value by highlighting the
> "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value and pressing the DEL key.
> 2. Right-click on that right-pane, select New - DWORD value.
> 3. Name the New Value as "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
> 4. Double-click or press Enter to modify the newly created value.
> 5. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and then type "145"
> (without the quotations).
> 6. Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.
> 7. Save your work and restart your computer.
> (Logging off is never enough when dealing with the registry.)
>
> Hint: Microsoft Windows XP & CDROM utilities such as InCD modify these
> settings causing AutoPlay to not bring up the Microsoft Scanner
> &
> Camera Wizard (wiaacmgr.exe).
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 9:23:37 PM

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On 25 Apr 2004 19:51:25 -0700, spellinellen@yahoo.com (Ellen Spelling)
wrote:

>
>Does anyone out there in Windows land know how to bring up the Windows XP
>"Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard" simply by running an executable?

Before you launch the program, click:

<control><alt><delete>

This will bring up the Task Manager, or a window that has a Task
Manager button (differing versions of Windows do this differently).
Go to the Task Manager and click on processes and then the CPU column
header to bring the most active process to the top of the column.

Then launch the "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard" program with
your current method. While the program is running, change to the task
manager window and look for the name of the process that is now using
the most CPU time, that will be the name of the file you need to
launch.

Now go to:

Start -> Search -> Files and Folders

and type in the program name to find where Windoze stores that program
in the file system.

<right click> on the filename in the search results

and select "make shortcut", you will get "Windows cannot create a
shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop
instead?" Answer yes. Bingo, now you have a shortcut on your
desktop. You can move or copy that shortcut to your taskbar or start
menu, as you like.

HTH

jc
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 8:22:02 AM

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On 26 Apr 2004 02:55:50 -0700, doubleddvorak@yahoo.com (Donna D

Just zapping one bit of what IMO is bad advice...

>If the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value here is a REG_BINARY instead of
>a REG_DWORD, run this:

>1. Delete that binary value by highlighting the
> "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value and pressing the DEL key.
>2. Right-click on that right-pane, select New - DWORD value.
>3. Name the New Value as "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
>4. Double-click or press Enter to modify the newly created value.
>5. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and then type "145"
> (without the quotations).
>6. Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.
>7. Save your work and restart your computer.
> (Logging off is never enough when dealing with the registry.)

I don't like 145 decimal (91 hex) as a NoDriveTypeAutoRun value,
because this facilitates \Autorun.inf processing on HD volumes.

Couple that with XP's hidden admin shares that expose the \ of all HD
volumes, and you have the risk of hostile Autorun.inf being dropped
into the root of these volumes. With 91 or 95 hex, these will be
interpreted when the user tries to navigate into the volume.

I'd use 9D in hex (157 decimal) rather than 95 hex. The XP duhfault
of 91 hex exposes enother device; as 95 hex - 91 hex = 4, I guess the
equivalent safer value would be 9A hex (153 decimal).



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I still can't get the scanner and camera wizard to work for my dsc-p7
sony cybershot.
My issue is not a "autoplay" issue. I solved that part by uninstalling
RealPlayer!

I have tried a ton of things, but no avail.

Here are some symptoms.
1. Will work when camera is in PTP mode, but not "normal" mode. I
want normal mode because I want to pull both still shots and motion
video off the camera. It used to work fine under normal mode.
2. dialog box comes up asking what I want to do: copy pictures, view,
print, open folder, play. All of the options work except the first
one...copy pictures
3. When I select copy Pictures, I get the error "The computer cannot
detect the scanner or camera. Please make sure the device is turned on
and is properly connected to the computer."
4. I can pull the files off the camera manualy through the explorer

Some things I have tried:
1. run autofix.exe. It didn't find any problems, and I dont think
this is an autoplay issue anyway, since it autoplays enough to ask me
what I want to do. Only when I try to select the one that uses
"scanner and camera wizard" do I get the error message.
2. run REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL (don't know what this is supposed to do,
by the way)
3. checked that I had:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WIA.AutoplayDropHandler.1\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{F1ABE2B5-C073-4dba-B6EB-FD7A5111DD8F}"
4. checked that I had:
HKEY_CURRENT USER_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current
Version\Policies\Explorer\NoDriveTypeAutoRun had 91 hex.
5. Checked that I had: (here I really only have single backslashes
instead of double. Does this matter?)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp
lorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlers\ShowPicturesO nArrival
MSWiaEventHandler

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp
lorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSWiaEventHandler
"Action"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-276"
"Provider"="@%systemroot%\\System32\\wiaacmgr.exe,-101"
"DefaultIcon"="@%systemroot%\System32\wiaacmgr.exe,-2"
"InvokeProgID"="WIA.AutoplayDropHandler.1"
"InvokeVerb"="open"
6. Someone suggested that it stopped when they installed AOL Instant
Messenger. They ran a couple of spyware checkers to remove something.
I ran both ad-aware and spybot. they cleaned off some things, but
didn't fix my problem


Don't know what else to try. Please help.

Mark


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this worked on two different computers

thank you thank you thank you

Also, I followed the instructions previously noted, here repeated:
Start ... Run ... regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Look for asimilar setting in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In my case, the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" value here was a REG_BINARY
instead of a REG_DWORD.

If this is your case, you can try these steps:
1. Delete that binary value by highlighting the "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
value and pressing the DEL key.
2. Right-click on that right-pane, select New - DWORD value.
3. Name the New Value as "NoDrive TypeAutoRun"
4. Double-click or press Enter to modify the newly created value.
5. Select the "Decimal" radio button, and then type "145"
without the quotes.
6. Click OK and then close the Registry Editor.
7. Save your work and restart your computer.
(Logging off is not enough.)
After the reboot, give your CFlash a try.

Then I re-installed power toys from the KGB following these
instructions:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp [...] ertoys.asp
Download the file for Tweak UI.
Once downloaded, double click on it to install it.
After installing it launch TweakUI.
A box will open, click on My Computer, click on Autoplay, click on
Types and check the box Autoplay for removable drives.
Now, with your computer on but your flashcard out, connect
the compactFlash card into the PCMCIA slot.
!