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not a valid win32 application

Unread postby Goof » April 19th, 2007, 5:40 pm

Not sure if this is MalWare but maybe someone has some thoughts,

Whenever I double-click a .jpg image in windows explorer I receive,
C:\docs&setings\mydocs\mypics\image.jpg is not a valid win32 application.
This even applies to jpgs I've had for years, however I can open the image in Photoshop.
I can also see it under 'preview' in explorer.
This started just a couple of days ago......nothing new installed.
If I go to 'open with' and pick photoshop......same result.
Opening in P/Shop and save as Tiff....same result.
any thoughts

CHEERS!!! ......... GRAHAM

WinXP SP2
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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Unread postby ChrisRLG » April 19th, 2007, 6:16 pm

looks like you have lost the file associations of .jpg with a program.

find one of the .jpg files - rightclick and select 'open with' - make sure you tell windows to always use the application you then pick.
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not a valid win32 application

Unread postby Goof » April 22nd, 2007, 1:16 pm

Hi Chris, thanks for your reply, but as I mentioned in the message;
been there----done that, even though I 'say' open with photoshop
I still get the same message.

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Unread postby Nellie2 » April 22nd, 2007, 3:38 pm

This utility will repair your file associations to the XP defaults

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm

Then you could always have a go at re-associating them to open with photoshop if you really wanted to
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