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error when opening a picture file with Lview Pro

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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 7:26:12 AM

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after many attempts at finding a usable quick simple picture viewer,
(sorry i do not like the built in viewer with XP) i installed an old
version of Lview Pro that i had from back in my windows 98 days. it
works just the way i like it except for one small problem every time i
open a JPG file windows wants to use fax and picture viewer, even when
i have changed it many many times to Lview Pro, it i get a windows
error box. "Windows cannot find the file D:\XXX.jpg (XXX is any file
name)" when i have my news reader set to open files i get the error
"Unable to execute command (the file name) (windows error 2"

i remember having a similar problem a long time ago that had something
to do with having a box checked somewhere that had something like "use
DDE encoding" but i'll be dipped if i can find that anywhere.

does anybody remember where that might be

TIA

Gene
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 2:17:18 PM

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Gene,

This might be due to the lack of Long File Name support in your view
application, or missing quotes in file associations. BTW, have you tried
IrfanView?

IrfanView - one of the most popular viewers worldwide:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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"treebeard" <justme@home.home> wrote in message
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> after many attempts at finding a usable quick simple picture viewer,
> (sorry i do not like the built in viewer with XP) i installed an old
> version of Lview Pro that i had from back in my windows 98 days. it
> works just the way i like it except for one small problem every time i
> open a JPG file windows wants to use fax and picture viewer, even when
> i have changed it many many times to Lview Pro, it i get a windows
> error box. "Windows cannot find the file D:\XXX.jpg (XXX is any file
> name)" when i have my news reader set to open files i get the error
> "Unable to execute command (the file name) (windows error 2"
>
> i remember having a similar problem a long time ago that had something
> to do with having a box checked somewhere that had something like "use
> DDE encoding" but i'll be dipped if i can find that anywhere.
>
> does anybody remember where that might be
>
> TIA
>
> Gene
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 10:08:45 PM

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Yes i did try Irfanview, it has the general appearance of the old
Lview, but i did not care for the way it acted.

after several days of digging thru' old stacks of printed out Usenet
posts, i eventually found the one describing this problem. I had to go
into "folder options", Edit file type" , and that is where the
checkbox for DDE was , soon as i unchecked that box, all works well
now.

On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 10:17:18 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
<ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote:

>Gene,
>
>This might be due to the lack of Long File Name support in your view
>application, or missing quotes in file associations. BTW, have you tried
>IrfanView?
>
>IrfanView - one of the most popular viewers worldwide:
>http://www.irfanview.com/
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