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Anonymous
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August 19, 2004 7:10:06 PM

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This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties" window,
Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image unless
the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
desktop as well as the little monitor.

--
~john aka: jopa
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 2:01:58 PM

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John,

I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.

regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
the problem at hand.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
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This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties" window,
Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image unless
the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
desktop as well as the little monitor.

--
~john aka: jopa
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 2:01:59 PM

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Thanks for reply but, still have problem. I then unregistered the
shimgvw.dll. This had the effect of not allowing the little monitor to
change at all even after I click Apply. The desktop would still change. I've
now re-registered the DLL and am back where I started.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uvwLd6mhEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> John,
>
> I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.
>
> regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>
> This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
> the problem at hand.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:elf$yAihEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties"
> window,
> Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image
> unless
> the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
> still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
> desktop as well as the little monitor.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 3:38:42 PM

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Can you post the contents of this registry key?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:o bqRsjnhEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks for reply but, still have problem. I then unregistered the
shimgvw.dll. This had the effect of not allowing the little monitor to
change at all even after I click Apply. The desktop would still change. I've
now re-registered the DLL and am back where I started.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uvwLd6mhEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> John,
>
> I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.
>
> regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>
> This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
> the problem at hand.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:elf$yAihEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties"
> window,
> Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image
> unless
> the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
> still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
> desktop as well as the little monitor.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 3:38:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

> Can you post the contents of this registry key?
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}]
@="HTML Thumbnail Extractor"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\InprocServer32]
@="D:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\shimgvw.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\ProgID]
@="Shell.ThumbnailExtract.HTML.1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\VersionIndependentProgID]
@="Shell.ThumbnailExtract.HTML.1"

> And this key:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile
>
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile]
"EditFlags"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\DefaultIcon]
@="\"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ScriptHostEncode]
@="{0CF774D0-F077-11D1-B1BC-00C04F86C324}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell]
@="opennew"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit]
@="&Edit"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office10\\msohtmed.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open]
@="Open in S&ame Window"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -nohome"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"file://%1\",,-1,,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,-1,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\Application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\IfExec]
@="*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURLNewWindow"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Print]
@="&Print"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Print\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office10\\msohtmed.exe\" /p %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ShellEx\IconHandler]
@="{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}"


I also notice now in Windows Explorer that all "DLL" files have the icon
related to shimgvw.dll
This seems to be right after I registered that DLL.

I appreciate your help with this. It sure has me confused.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uwEZgwnhEHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:o bqRsjnhEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for reply but, still have problem. I then unregistered the
> shimgvw.dll. This had the effect of not allowing the little monitor to
> change at all even after I click Apply. The desktop would still change.
> I've
> now re-registered the DLL and am back where I started.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uvwLd6mhEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> John,
>>
>> I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.
>>
>> regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>>
>> This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
>> the problem at hand.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Window XP Shell/User
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>>
>>
>> "john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
>> news:elf$yAihEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties"
>> window,
>> Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image
>> unless
>> the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
>> still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
>> desktop as well as the little monitor.
>>
>> --
>> ~john aka: jopa
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 3:40:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

And this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:o bqRsjnhEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks for reply but, still have problem. I then unregistered the
shimgvw.dll. This had the effect of not allowing the little monitor to
change at all even after I click Apply. The desktop would still change. I've
now re-registered the DLL and am back where I started.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uvwLd6mhEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> John,
>
> I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.
>
> regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>
> This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
> the problem at hand.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:elf$yAihEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties"
> window,
> Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image
> unless
> the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
> still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
> desktop as well as the little monitor.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 4:22:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.

Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:%23r39YHohEHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Can you post the contents of this registry key?
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}]
@="HTML Thumbnail Extractor"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\InprocServer32]
@="D:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\shimgvw.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\ProgID]
@="Shell.ThumbnailExtract.HTML.1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EAB841A0-9550-11CF-8C16-00805F1408F3}\VersionIndependentProgID]
@="Shell.ThumbnailExtract.HTML.1"

> And this key:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile
>
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile]
"EditFlags"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\DefaultIcon]
@="\"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ScriptHostEncode]
@="{0CF774D0-F077-11D1-B1BC-00C04F86C324}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell]
@="opennew"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit]
@="&Edit"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office10\\msohtmed.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open]
@="Open in S&ame Window"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -nohome"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"file://%1\",,-1,,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,-1,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\Application]
@="IExplore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\IfExec]
@="*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\opennew\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURLNewWindow"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Print]
@="&Print"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Print\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office10\\msohtmed.exe\" /p %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\ShellEx\IconHandler]
@="{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}"


I also notice now in Windows Explorer that all "DLL" files have the icon
related to shimgvw.dll
This seems to be right after I registered that DLL.

I appreciate your help with this. It sure has me confused.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uwEZgwnhEHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:o bqRsjnhEHA.384@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for reply but, still have problem. I then unregistered the
> shimgvw.dll. This had the effect of not allowing the little monitor to
> change at all even after I click Apply. The desktop would still change.
> I've
> now re-registered the DLL and am back where I started.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uvwLd6mhEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> John,
>>
>> I can repro the problem very well. Type this in Start/Run.
>>
>> regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
>>
>> This also turns On the Picture and Fax viewer, and as a side-effect fixes
>> the problem at hand.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Window XP Shell/User
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>>
>>
>> "john aka:jopa" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
>> news:elf$yAihEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> This is a clean install of Windows XP SP-2. In "Display Properties"
>> window,
>> Desktop tab - the little monitor will not preview any selected image
>> unless
>> the image is a bitmap. Any JPEG or GIF will not dispaly, although I can
>> still select from the list and apply. Once applied it will show on the
>> desktop as well as the little monitor.
>>
>> --
>> ~john aka: jopa
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 4:22:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Thanks Ramesh. I'll check it out in the morning. Need sleep.
I'll let you know how I make out.

--
~john aka: jopa



"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o BgqBJohEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.
>
> Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
> http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 4:22:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Thanks Ramesh, it worked.

--
~john aka: jopa



"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:o 1b0NOohEHA.2540@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Ramesh. I'll check it out in the morning. Need sleep.
> I'll let you know how I make out.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o BgqBJohEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.
>>
>> Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
>> http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Window XP Shell/User
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 9:46:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

You're welcome. BTW, the htmlfile association had a key missing.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:%23kUKz7qhEHA.704@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Thanks Ramesh, it worked.

--
~john aka: jopa



"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:o 1b0NOohEHA.2540@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Ramesh. I'll check it out in the morning. Need sleep.
> I'll let you know how I make out.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o BgqBJohEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.
>>
>> Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
>> http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Window XP Shell/User
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 9:46:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o c83$9qhEHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> You're welcome. BTW, the htmlfile association had a key missing.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>

Hmmm.... that's the second time in two weeks that it has messed up. The
first time I found the answer on your site via Google.
See thread:
Any good geeks out there?
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser

Since then, I've had to re-install Windows.XP (my fault) <g>. In setting it
up again, the original problem re-occured and I think I now know which
software did it. I did the repair again as you suggest here:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/htmicon.htm but obviously this didn't correct
everything. Thanks again for your help and I will certainly recommend your
site as a valuable resource.

--
~john aka: jopa



>
> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:%23kUKz7qhEHA.704@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Ramesh, it worked.
>
> --
> ~john aka: jopa
>
>
>
> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
> news:o 1b0NOohEHA.2540@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks Ramesh. I'll check it out in the morning. Need sleep.
>> I'll let you know how I make out.
>>
>> --
>> ~john aka: jopa
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o BgqBJohEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.
>>>
>>> Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
>>> http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Window XP Shell/User
>>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 11:27:26 PM

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Well! That's a great feedback, jopa. I'll have to modify that note then.
BTW, I did watch that thread in IE6 group last week and PA Bear (MVP IE/OE)
also notified me about that kindly.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Window XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
news:o 2bFoyrhEHA.1344@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o c83$9qhEHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> You're welcome. BTW, the htmlfile association had a key missing.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Window XP Shell/User
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
>

Hmmm.... that's the second time in two weeks that it has messed up. The
first time I found the answer on your site via Google.
See thread:
Any good geeks out there?
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser

Since then, I've had to re-install Windows.XP (my fault) <g>. In setting it
up again, the original problem re-occured and I think I now know which
software did it. I did the repair again as you suggest here:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/htmicon.htm but obviously this didn't correct
everything. Thanks again for your help and I will certainly recommend your
site as a valuable resource.

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~john aka: jopa



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> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
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> Thanks Ramesh, it worked.
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> ~john aka: jopa
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> "jopa66" <jopa66@hotmail.com.no.spam.me> wrote in message
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>> Thanks Ramesh. I'll check it out in the morning. Need sleep.
>> I'll let you know how I make out.
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>> ~john aka: jopa
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>> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o BgqBJohEHA.1764@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> It looks ok, but there is another possibility which I documented here.
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>>> Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog:
>>> http://www.winxptutor.com/noimgpreview.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Window XP Shell/User
>>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k
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