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Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop

  1. #1


    Lincoln Guest

    Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop

    pics IN a folder on my desktop will open fine. I can go in to the folder and
    open them up no problem

    however...

    pics (.jpg) just sitting on the desktop won't open.....I click it.... and
    nothing

    no error's, no boxes pop up...Pic will not open in Win Ph Gallery

    I've checked associations....seem fine and correct..
    default programs assignments...jpg's defaulted to with Windows Photo Gallery

    they will open with other programs without issue


    When i log on to my wifes Identity she can open pics on her destop
    normally....in a folder or out of the folder


    Any ideas?....I've checked here and I'm stumped

    Hoping there's a fix for this...

    thanks

    TD


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    Lincoln Guest

    RE: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop


    BTW I'm using Vista Home Premium.....

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    aglinx Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop


    I am having the same exact problem. Anyone have a fix for this?


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    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop

    I would try right clicking on the picture and checking the security tab and see if you have full control under your log-in. Check the "advance" also, I have never fooled with this, my name has full control. I would suspect that you don't have full control. ( Could be wrong here, just a stab in the dark)
    Hope this helps. If not I am sure someone else will have the answer.

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    fun2163 Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop


    FINALLY! I had the same problem, and think I found an answer - at least,
    this worked for me...

    It sounds crazy, but... copy all of the web / internet shortcuts that
    are on your desktop to a folder on your desktop called test (or anything
    else).

    Now try double clicking on a JPG image (assuming Windows Photo Gallery
    is still your default application.)

    *If that works - PLEASE post a reply here.*

    Then, one by one, copy the shortcut files back to the desktop - double
    clicking the JPG file each time to see when this happens again. When you
    find the offending shortcut, copy it's URL and delete the file. Then
    try double clicking the file again.

    Again - if this works, please post here.


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    aglinx Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop


    that worked for me! amazing and wierd that the problem would be caused
    by a link to a webpage...


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    Bob F. Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop


    Our goal is to solve technical and operational problems by using this
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    Please include enough of the previous message(s) so that others trying to
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    "aglinx" <aglinx.36hvsf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > that worked for me! amazing and wierd that the problem would be caused
    > by a link to a webpage...
    >
    >
    > --
    > aglinx
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

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    Bob Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop

    What worked for you?

    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]



    "aglinx" <aglinx.36hvsf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:aglinx.36hvsf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >
    > that worked for me! amazing and wierd that the problem would be caused
    > by a link to a webpage...
    >
    >
    > --
    > aglinx
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

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    SolutionToProblem Guest

    RE: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista desktop

    I can't believe I could have come here instead of figuring this out all by
    myself.

    For All Others:

    Problem - occurs when you click on a picture and windows photo gallery (WPG)
    on vista will not open. When you go to a different directory with pictures,
    WPG opens just fine.

    Solution - remove any "links" (aka urls) files you may have in the same
    directory as the picture you are trying to open.

    What is happening - The url in the properties for the link is way to dang
    long.

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    1shot Guest

    Re: Unable to open pics in Windows Photo Gallery on my Vista deskt

    Sorry, I cant seem to follow your instructions to solve this problem.
    I.E. copy web/internet shortcuts? what are they and what do they look like..
    I am new at this computer lingo. Please help explain how to do it..

    Thanks

    1shot

    "fun2163" wrote:

    >
    > FINALLY! I had the same problem, and think I found an answer - at least,
    > this worked for me...
    >
    > It sounds crazy, but... copy all of the web / internet shortcuts that
    > are on your desktop to a folder on your desktop called test (or anything
    > else).
    >
    > Now try double clicking on a JPG image (assuming Windows Photo Gallery
    > is still your default application.)
    >
    > *If that works - PLEASE post a reply here.*
    >
    > Then, one by one, copy the shortcut files back to the desktop - double
    > clicking the JPG file each time to see when this happens again. When you
    > find the offending shortcut, copy it's URL and delete the file. Then
    > try double clicking the file again.
    >
    > Again - if this works, please post here.
    >
    >
    > --
    > fun2163
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
    >

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