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Windows 7: 7-Zip and Windows 7 photo viewer

04 Sep 2009   #1
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
7-Zip and Windows 7 photo viewer

I had encrypted/zipped some photos using 7-zip when I had XP. I moved to Windows 7 RTM yesterday. When I moved my files over and tried to open my photos with 7 zip file manager, the Windows 7 photo viewer opened with a message that said the photos couldn't be open because they either are missing or in an unavailable location.

I changed the default program to open pictures, as a test, with IE, after reading it as a work around on a thread elsewhere.

Viola! Eureka, it works. I am so relieved I haven't lost my data.

But 7-Zip is such a nice program. Is there a way to make it compatible with Windows 7 photo viewer? Ore does the Windows development team &/or the 7 zip folks need to take some sort of programming to get them to work together?


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04 Sep 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Is extracting and then viewing an issue?

Otherwise, as far as I'm aware, you cannot use photo viewer to view a compressed 7-zip image.
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04 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Viewing images from within a compressed file is a common action. I use WinRAR/Phot Viewer without difficulty. I will test with 7-Zip to see if it works on my install. brb
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04 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Works fine on my machine. 7 x64 7600.16385

7zip 7z465-x64

I am retiring for the night. But at least we have determined that you have an issue that can be resolved. Perhaps an uninstall/re-install of 7zip?

Good night.
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04 Sep 2009   #5
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Yes i uninstalled and reinstalled the latest.

I can view the pictures upon entering my password, but only with an application other than photo viewer. IE8 works and photogallery works. I'd rather get photo viewer to work.

Running 32 bit Win 7 RTM (MSDN-AA).
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05 Sep 2009   #6
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Well I decided to try Irfanview; I hadn't used it in a while. Works great! I've made it my default photo viewing app.
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06 Sep 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

9.07 beta is out, you might want to give that a shot as well.
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06 Sep 2009   #8
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

i would replace 7-zip with winrar. winrar is far more versatile in viewing and installing files without extracting them than 7-zip is. plus regardless of the claims 7-zip does not compress the file any smaller than winrar does except in a few cases. the copies of files that 7-zip did compress smaller than winrar ended up being corrupted and could not be uncompressed with out errors. plus winrar is slowly becoming the default standard online.
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06 Sep 2009   #9
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
9.07 beta is out, you might want to give that a shot as well.
Actually that's the very first thing I tried,
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06 Sep 2009   #10
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Yes I was very worried for a while that somehow something was corrupted or just not working under 7 in liue of XP.

But then I read the thread on a different forum of other people having this problem ONLY with the Win 7 photo viewer.

Irfanview works fine and seems fairly customizable too. So I see no need to switch back to 7's built in viewr and using rar; I do have rar installed but much prefer 7 zip's interface.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
i would replace 7-zip with winrar. winrar is far more versatile in viewing and installing files without extracting them than 7-zip is. plus regardless of the claims 7-zip does not compress the file any smaller than winrar does except in a few cases. the copies of files that 7-zip did compress smaller than winrar ended up being corrupted and could not be uncompressed with out errors. plus winrar is slowly becoming the default standard online.
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