My missus, bless 'er, came up with a seemingly simple request.
On both her and my machines, we look at our digital camera pictures using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. She asked if I could set up her stand-alone work laptop to do the same.
Easy Peasy, methinks. Toddle off and open the folder options and start setting up the file associations for picture type files.
Anyway, that's what I thought. Got to her laptop(running XP on it), navigated to the appropriate place and I find that there is no ability to associate files with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer! It's not in the list. No problem, sez I. Just browse for it.
But I can't find it }0(
Looked on my machine to see if I can find where it is seeing as how I've got it. Nope!
So, where can I find it on her laptop? If it's not installed, we'll have to do without because we haven't any original s/w available, and I think her IT department might not look too favourably on my messing about with their machine.
If it was one of our machines, I would have no worries about editing the registry (I'm _sometimes_ reasonably comfortable there!), but on a 'work' machine I shall avoid that. Obviously someone has gone to lengths to not let it out and might object to me going to similar lengths to get it in.
The disadvantage that I can see, though, is that it is still going to make a registry adjustment. And if the IT dept. took it out, they must have a reason. And I'm not ready to cross swords with them. They're bigger than me!
However, beeuuem, I shall keep a note of that link because it's a smashing one, and one day the missus hopes to 'inherit' the lappie!
Right click on a pic, and from the shortcut menu, choose open with and from the resulting menu click on choose program. Next scroll to Microsoft Fax and Picture viewer, click on it,click on enable ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS TYPE OF FILE then click on ok....TT