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18 Aug 2014   #31
MourningStar

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... See what programs are listed. ... But it should be a very short list and therefore worth a try.
Nothing listed.
I ran my W7 in VM and it showed the same as W8



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I don't understand this response.


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19 Aug 2014   #32
MilesAhead

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Nothing listed.
I ran my W7 in VM and it showed the same as W8



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I don't understand this response.
You said that registry key was empty on your system. It should have an entry for default as shown in the screen shot.

The key I;m referring to is:
HKCR\Directory\background\shell\cmd
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19 Aug 2014   #33
MourningStar

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You said that registry key was empty on your system. It should have an entry for default as shown in the screen shot. ...
ah, ok - yes, it is empty, this was the result of the search, as prescribed.
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19 Aug 2014   #34
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would try adding that default value as in the screen shot. It shouldn't hurt anything.
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19 Aug 2014   #35
MourningStar

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I would try adding that default value as in the screen shot. It shouldn't hurt anything.
How do I do that?
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19 Aug 2014   #36
MilesAhead

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19 Aug 2014   #37
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

attached is an image of the regedit search results from your earlier instructions. I have visited the how-to link you provided. I have made a backup of the registry. I have the regedit window open. What should I do next?


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19 Aug 2014   #38
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I can't see anything in that screen shot. The link provided is step by step how to use RegEdit. I don't see how me rewriting it is beneficial. If that page doesn't explain it well enough my suggestion would be to search until one appears more to your liking.

Edit: Perhaps this will make is easier:
http://superuser.com/questions/11585...to-a-given-key
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19 Aug 2014   #39
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok - thx.
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22 Aug 2014   #40
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Something to try

I wonder if you get the same issue if you try an alternative to windows file explorer?

If you're interested try downloading this: https://explorerplusplus.com/

It's portable so it doesn't require installation. Just run explorer++ and browse to a photo then try to open the photo. Does it work?

Help - Explorer Window Closes ...-explorer-_1.3.jpg

This is just out of interest. I'd suggest that you don't choose the option to replace explorer if you manage to find it!

Tip: You can just delete the Explorer++ folder to remove the program.


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