I have lost the very convenient XP Photo browser. Maybe a file has been deleted along with my photos when I had a clearout, now I can only open photos with Photoshop, and can't use slideshow etc. If it would be better to leave well alone can anyone recommend a good free photo browser/slideshow download?
You may have changed the program to open the phote files.
Go to Control Panel, select Folder Options and when this opens click on File Type. Then scroll down to JPEG and it will tell you which program will open this type of file. Mine's set as you would like yours to be! If it isn't then click on Change and select the Program you'd like to open these files.
Right click on one of the photo's in question and select: 'open with' and then 'choose program'. The 'open with' dialogue box will open. Make sure 'windows picture and fax viewer' is highlighted in blue, if it isn't make it so, then at the bottom of this box is an option called 'Always use the selected program to open this kind if file'. Put a tick in it and click ok. Try opening the photo again.