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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 7:41:01 AM

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Can anyone advise how to delete and later restore windows and fax viewer. I
do not want to merely disable
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 11:23:13 AM

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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 03:41:01 -0700, tia wrote:

> Can anyone advise how to delete and later restore windows and fax viewer. I
> do not want to merely disable

The file that is used for this is a .DLL. You do not want to delete it as
it performs other functions within XP. Windows File Protection will pop
another copy of the file into place if deleted too.

You can, however, enable/disable the viewer. Go to the following page on
MVP Kelly Theriot's site and scroll down to the "Picture and Fax Viewer"
section. There are directions on how to enable/disable via a command typed
in the Run box (start>run):
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_p.htm

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 11:28:08 PM

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Hi,

Why do you want to disable WPFV? You can always change the file association
using open-with (which overrides the global settings).

How to change file associations in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307859

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


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> Can anyone advise how to delete and later restore windows and fax viewer.
> I
> do not want to merely disable
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April 18, 2005 5:32:05 AM

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Thanks, Sharon. :o )

Tia,

Enable Picture and Fax Viewer
Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

Disable Picture and Fax Viewer
Start/Run: regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll

Added info if needed:

Disable or Enable Picture and Fax Viewer (Line 80)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Prevent Image and Fax Viewer From Stealing Associations

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and Delete this string:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview
@="{e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066}"

Manually Edit: Right Click On image file. Choose Open With, then Choose
Program. Select your favorite image viewer program. Check the "always use
selected program" box Click OK.

--
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


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> I
> do not want to merely disable
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